Francesco Montagner (1989, Italy) studied Directing in Documentary Film at FAMU in Prague. He made his debut with Animata resistenza (2014), which he co-directed, co-wrote, and produced, for which he won the Venezia Classici Award for Best Documentary on Cinema at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival. Brotherhood (2021) is his second award-winning feature documentary which premiered at 74. Locarno Film Festival and won the Pardo d'Oro Cineasti del Presente and the Best Czech documentary award, and Best Cinematography at the 25. Ji.hlava Documentary Film Festival. Brotherhood received several other awards in over 30 festivals worldwide.
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