27 May 1956|
Bagheria, Sicily, Italy
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Life and career
He worked initially as a freelance photographer. Then, switching to cinema, he made his debut with Le minoranze etniche in Sicilia (The Ethnic Minorities in Sicily), a collaborative documentary film which won a Salerno Festival prize. He then worked for RAI before releasing his first full-length film, Il Camorrista, in 1985. This evoked a positive response from audience and critics alike and Tornatore was awarded the Silver Ribbon for best new director.
Tornatore's best known screen work was released in 1988: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, a film narrating the life of a successful film director who has returned to his native town in Sicily for the funeral of his mentor. This obtained worldwide success and won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Subsequently Tornatore released several other films. In 2007 he won the Silver George for Best Director at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival for The Unknown Woman.
Tornatore describes himself as "one who does not believe and who regrets this". His brother, Francesco Tornatore, is a producer.
Written and directed
- 1986: The Professor (Il camorrista)
- 1988: Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
- 1990: Everybody's Fine (Stanno tutti bene)
- 1991: Especially on Sunday (segment "Il cane blu")
- 1994: A Pure Formality (Una pura formalità)
- 1995: The Star Maker (L'uomo delle stelle)
- 1995: Lo schermo a tre punte (documentary)
- 1996: Ritratti d'autore: seconda serie documentary)
- 1998: The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
- 2000: Malèna
- 2006: The Unknown Woman (La sconosciuta)
- 2009: Baarìa
- 2013: The Best Offer
- Cento giorni a Palermo ("One Hundred Days in Palermo"), directed by Giuseppe Ferrara (1984) - Tornatore is credited under the name Peppuccio Tornatore
- Giuseppe Tornatore. Uno sguardo dal set a cura di Ninni Panzera, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2007
- L'isola di Tornatore a cura di Ninni Panzera, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2010
- Le Madonie, cinema ad alte quote di Sebastiano Gesù e Elena Russo, con introduzione di Francesco Novara e presentazione di Pasquale Scimeca, Giuseppe Maimone Editore, Catania 1995 (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso and L'Uomo delle Stelle)
|40x40px||Wikimedia Commons has media related to Giuseppe Tornatore.|
Lua error in Module:Authority_control at line 346: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).