Massimo D’Anolfi (Italy)

Together Massimo D’Anolfi and Martina Parenti in 2006 wrote and directed “I promessi sposi” (The Betrothed), selected at the Locarno Film Festival in ‘Ici & Ailleurs’, the film was awarded at the Festival dei Popoli and at the Filmmaker Film Festival in Milan. In 2009 “Grandi speranze” (Great Expectations) was also presented at the Locarno Film Festival in ‘Ici & Ailleurs’. “Il Castello” (The castle), selected in many international festivals (Cinema du reel, Nyon; Hot Docs, Toronto; EIDF, Seoul; RIDM, Montreal; etc…) was awarded at Hot Docs, Toronto with the Special Jury Prize and in EIDF, Seoul with the Special Jury Award, at IDA Awards in Los Angeles with the Prize for the Best Cinematography, at Torino Film Festival with the Premio Speciale della Giuria Italiana.doc and Premio Avanti.


  • Grandi Speranze
    77', Italy, 2009
  • Il Castello
    Italy, 2011
  • Materia Oscura/Dark Matter
    77', Italy, 2013

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