Paolo Genovese

Paolo Genovese (born 20 August 1966) is an Italian director and screenwriter.

Paolo Genovese
Gianni Profita Alessandro Gassmann Silvio Orlando Genovese e Luca Miniero.jpg
Gianni Profita Alessandro Gassmann Silvio Orlando Genovese and Luca Miniero.
Born20 August 1966 (1966-08-20) (age 54)
Rome, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome, after graduating in Economics and Business Genovese started his career at McCann Erickson, directing over one hundred commercials and winning several awards.[1][2] In 1998 he started collaborating with Luca Miniero co-writing and co-directing the short film La scoperta di Walter; the duo made their feature film debut in 2002, with the critical acclaimed comedy film A Neapolitan Spell.[1][2]

Genovese made his solo-directing debut in 2010, directing The Santa Claus Gang.[1][2] In 2016, his film Perfect Strangers won the Award for Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film at the Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded best film at the David di Donatello Awards.[3][4]



  1. ^ a b c Luca Volpe. "Paolo Genovese". MyMovies. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Roberta D’Amico. "Paolo Genovese, un regista da 'incantesimo napoletano'". Eco del Cinema. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  3. ^ Gordon Cox (21 April 2016). "Tribeca Film Festival: Demetri Martin's 'Dean,' Documentary 'Do Not Resist' Win Top Awards". Variety. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ Nick Vivarelli (18 April 2016). "'They Call Me Jeeg' Dominates Italy's David di Donatello Awards". Variety. Retrieved 27 April 2016.

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