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Matteo Garrone (born 15 October 1968) is an Italian filmmaker. Born in Rome, the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone and a photographer, in 1996 Garrone won the Sacher d'Oro, an award sponsored by Nanni Moretti, with the short film Silhouette, that became one of the three episodes that are on his first long feature, Terra di Mezzo in 1997. He won Best Director at the European Film Awards and at the David di Donatello Awards for Gomorrah. His film Reality competed in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[1][2] and won the Grand Prix.[3]

Matteo Garrone
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Garrone in Castiglioncello on 21 June 2008
Born (1968-10-15) 15 October 1968 (age 51)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director and producer
Known forGomorrah, Tale of Tales, Dogman

His films Tale of Tales and Dogman were selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and the 2018 Cannes Film Festival respectively.[4]



Short filmsEdit

  • Silhouette (1996)
  • Bienvenido espirito santo (1997)
  • Un caso di forza maggiore (1997)
  • Oreste Pipolo, fotografo di matrimoni (1998)

Feature filmsEdit


  • Silhouette (1996)
  • Terra di mezzo (1996)
  • Ospiti (1998)
  • Estate romana (2000)
  • Mid-August Lunch (2008)


  1. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Awards 2012". Cannes. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  4. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.


  • Luciana d'Arcangeli, ‘Fatalmente tua: Garrone, il noir e le donne’, in the special issue “An Eye on Italy” on Italian Cinema of the e-journal Flinders University Languages Group Online Review – FULGOR, Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2018, pp.14-26 -
  • Luciana d'Arcangeli. "The Films of Matteo Garrone: Italian Cinema Is Not Embalmed" in William Hope (ed) "Italian Film Directors in the New Millennium". Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010, pp. 175–187.
  • Pierpaolo De Sanctis, Domenico Monetti, Luca Pallanch. "Non solo Gomorra. Tutto il cinema di Matteo Garrone", Rome, Edizioni Sabinae, 2008.

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