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Born in Milan in 1958. From 1980 to 1982, he lived in New York where he took a film course at NYU. In 1983, he shot his first 16mm medium-length film, PAESAGGIO CON FIGURE which, along with GIULIA IN OTTOBRE, won awards in various national and international festivals. In 1984, with his closest collaborators, hefounded the Monogatari production company and, in 1985, with VOCI CELATE, started his work in the documentary field. His first feature, L'ARIA SERENA DELL'OVEST, screened in competition at the Locarno Festival in 1990, won various prizes in international festivals and was a significant hit with audiences. In 1993, he made UN'ANIMA DIVISA IN DUE, screened in competition at the Venice Festival where Fabrizio Bentivoglio was awarded the Best Actor prize. In 1997, he directed LE ACROBATE, selected in competition at the Locarno Festival and at the San Francisco International Film Festival, an award winner at the Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma in Paris and in Saint-Vincent with the Best Actress Grolla d'Oro for Valeria Golino. In 2000, he directed PANE E TULIPANI, his first comedy, a film that brought him fame thanks to its success with critics and audiences, both in Italy and abroad. The film won 9 David di Donatello, 5 Nastri d’Argento and 9 Ciak d’oro awards, also obtaining 3 nominations for the European Academy Awards. The film was a big hit in Germany, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, the USA... BRUCIO NEL VENTO, 2002, was a drama based on Agota Kristof’s novel “Yesterday”, shot in Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Screened in competition at the Berlin Festival, the film obtained 8 David di Donatello nominations and won the Best Film prize at the International Festival Film by the Sea in Vlissingen, Netherlands. In 2004, he directed AGATA E LA TEMPESTA, his second comedy, with a more surreal tonethis time. And in 2007 GIORNI E NUVOLE, winner of 2 David di Donatello awards, with Margherita Buy and Antonio Albanese, presented at the Rome Film Fest, a realist film that tackles the highly topical theme of being out of work.