Masterclass with Daniele Ciprì
Fortezza Vecchia • Spazio cinema Quadratura dei Pisani
Cinema between directing and photography, the talk is led by Massimo Lechi.
Born in Palermo, Daniele Ciprì formed an artistic duo with fellow artist Fabio Maresco (Ciprì e Maresco) and collaborated until 2008, when Ciprì pursued his career solo. As a film and television director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, he is currently a directing teacher at the Griffith Film and Television Academy in Rome.
His directorial debut in a feature film was in 1995 with Uncle from Brooklyn, followed by Totò who Lived Twice (1998), which he co-directed with Maresco. Their last film together was The Return of
As a film director, he made It Was the Son (2012), which earned him the Osella Award for technical contribution and a nomination for the Golden Lion at the Festival del cinema di Venezia 2012, as well as the 2013 Golden Globe for Best Director. He also directed The Hole (2014).
In his role as cinematographer, he had a fruitful collaboration with Marco Bellocchio, winning a Silver Ribbon and a David di Donatello for Vincere (2009). Among other awards, he won another David and another Silver Ribbon for Best Cinematography for The First King (2021) by Matteo Rovere.
(1986), film and theater critic. He holds a degree in Letters from the University of Genoa and has been writing reviews, interviews, and festival reports for Italian and English-language magazines since 2006.
His first book, the monograph The Heresy of Pain – The Theater of Antonio Tarantino (ed. Titivillus), was published in 2012. A member of SNCCI since 2011, he chaired the FIPRESCI juries at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival in 2014, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in 2015, and the Istanbul Film Festival in 2018 and 2021. He has also served as a jury member at international film festivals in Ankara, Drama, Chemnitz, Pyrgos, Dacca, Pristina, Venice, Kolkata, Sofia, Limassol, Leipzig, Krakow, Palić, Duhok, Bydgoszcz, Berlin, Lisbon, Aswan, Montona, Kiev, Valencia, Ismailia, Nyon, Hong Kong, Pesaro, Luxor, and Alexandria.
Since 2021, he has been the vice president of the Ligurian Film Critics Group SNCCI.