Maurizio Ponzi

Maurizio Ponzi (born 8 May 1939) is an Italian film director, screenwriter and cinema critic.

Maurizio Ponzi
Born (1939-05-08) 8 May 1939 (age 81)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1968 - 2004

Born in Rome, he wrote cinema reviews in several Italian magazines during the early 1960s. He worked as assistant director in Pier Paolo Pasolini's episode in Amore e rabbia and directed a series of documentaries in 1967–1968.

He has directed 22 films between 1968 (his debut film I visionari won a prize in the Locarno Festival) and 2004. His film The Pool Hustlers (Io, Chiara e lo Scuro, one of three featuring Francesco Nuti that Ponzi directed in the early 1980s) was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Pool Hustlers". Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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