Sergio Amidei

Sergio Amidei (30 October 1904 – 14 April 1981) was an Italian screenwriter and an important figure in Italy's neorealist movement.

Sergio Amidei
Sergio Amidei 1955.jpg
Born(1904-10-30)30 October 1904
Died14 April 1981(1981-04-14) (aged 76)
Rome, Italy
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1936-1981

Amidei was born in Trieste. He worked with famed Italian directors such as Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica. He was nominated for four Academy Awards: in 1946 for Rome, Open City, in 1947 for Shoeshine, in 1949 for Paisà and in 1961 for Il generale della Rovere. In 1963 he was a member of the jury at the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival.[1] In 1975 he was a member of the jury at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] The city of Gorizia has established an international recognition dedicated to him, which rewards the best film screenwriters annually.[3][4]

He died in Rome.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  2. ^ "9th Moscow International Film Festival (1975)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  3. ^ "37° Premio Internazionale Alla Migliore Sceneggiatura 'Sergio Amidei'" [37th International Award for Best Screenplay 'Sergio Amidei'] (PDF) (Press release) (in Italian). Sergio Amidei Award. May 31, 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Premio Sergio Amidei dal 12 al 18 luglio a Gorizia" [Sergio Amidei Award from 12 to 18 July in Gorizia] (in Italian). Cinecittà. May 31, 2018. Archived from the original on June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.

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