Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nanni Moretti,the Italian Director to preside over the jury of the 65th edition of Festival de Cannes .

The Cannes Film Festival ,where film has always been treated with interest and respect, has nominated Nanni Moretti, the Italian Director to preside over the jury of the 65th edition of the festival. The Italian director has been a longtime favorite of the festival, winning the Palme d'Or in 2001 for his family drama "The Son's Room" as well as a director prize in 1994 for his film...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. 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. He has presented six films at the Festival de Cannes, including last year’s highly praised Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope).