Nanni Moretti Actor Film Director Producer

Nanni Moretti
Actor, film director, producer

Nanni Moretti was born in 1953 in Brunico, Italy. After several short films, he signed his first feature, Io Sono un Autarchico (I am Self Sufficient) in 1976, and in 1978, he was selected in Competition in Cannes, with Ecce Bombo.

International film critics were quick to pick up on this young director whose corrosive wit was directed toward a subtle and political analysis of contemporary society. His films were frequent prize winners in festivals around the world: in 1981, the Special Jury Prize in Venice was awarded to Sogni d’Oro (Sweet Dreams) and La Messa è finita (The Mass is Ended) won the Silver Bear in Berlin in 1986.

A director in constant evolution, an auteur with a personal touch, and an accomplished artist, Nanni Moretti has continued to surprise, with Caro Diario (Dear Diary) presented in Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 1994 (where it won the Prize for Best Director) and with La Stanza del figlio (The Son’s Room), which won the Palme d’Or in 2001 and was a box office hit. Then came Il Caimano (The Caiman) (2006), a film that harshly criticizes the aberrations of Italian political life in the era of Silvio Berlusconi.

An iconic actor in most of his own films, Moretti has also played in the Taviani brothers’ Padre Padrone (Father and Master) (1977), and worked with Luchetti, Mazzacurati and Calopresti.  A producer and distributor as well as a director, he founded the Sacher Film production company in 1986. In 1991, he opened the Nuovo Sacher cinema in Rome, a cinema dedicated to the release of films from around the world. Since 1996, he has directed the “Sacher Festival” devoted to short films.

Nanni Moretti will be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27, 2012.

Filmography Nanni Moretti

2011 Habemus Papam
2007 Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (segment "Diaro di uno Spettatore")  
2006 Il Caimano
2001 La Stanza del figlio
1998 Aprile
1996 Il Giorno della prima di close up
1994 Journal Intime
1993 Caro Diario
1990 La Cosa
1989 Palombella Rossa
1985 La Messa e' Finita
1981 Sogni d'Oro
1978 Ecce Bombo
1976 Io Sono un Autarchico

Filmography Actor

2011 Habemus Papam
2008 Caos Calmo de Antonello Grimaldi
2004 Te lo leggo negli occhi de Valia Santella
2001 La Stanza del figlio
1996 La Seconda Volta, de Mimmo Calopresti
1991 Le Porteur de Serviette, de Daniéle Luchetti
1988 Domani Accadra, de Daniéle Luchetti
1977 Padre Padrone, des fréres Taviani