She was born in Città di Castello in 1993. After studying psychology at the University of Padua, in 2014 she moved to Rome to study cinematography. She attended directing courses with Daniele Ciprì, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Fabio Mollo and Claudio Cupellini, making numerous short films. In 2017 she graduated with honors under the supervision of Susanna Nicchiarelli with the short film Corvus Corax and a thesis on anthropomorphization in film.
In 2019 she won the Zavattini Award with the autobiographical short film Supereroi senza Superpoteri, entirely made with family archive VHSs. The short film was selected as the only Italian short film at the 76th Venice International Film Festival 2019 in the Orizzonti section, where it won a FEDIC Special Mention as the best short film of the review, subsequently participating in more than fifty national and international festivals.
In 2021 she was the Italian director chosen for Biennale College Cinema, receiving funding for her first feature film La Tana presented in national preview at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. La Tana also won the Raffaella Fioretta award for best Italian film to Alice nella Città, parallel section of the Rome Film Fest. In April 2022 the film was released in Italian cinemas and received a warm welcome from critics who called it “a promising debut of pure cinema”. La Tana receives a nomination for the Nastri d’Argento as best subject and is presented in the Bimbi Belli review curated by Nanni Moretti.
Film critic, author and radio and television host. He has been writing and working on cinema since 1978, the year in which he began working as a journalist for the newspaper «l’Unità». Since 1992 he has been the owner of the film criticism column. Since 1995 he has been one of the authors and hosts of “Hollywood Party”, Radio3 Rai’s radio broadcast on cinema. He has also curated and hosted countless editions of “Cinema alla radio”, the Sunday broadcast of “Hollywood Party” which tells on radio – with the help of guests and sound material – the classics of the history of cinema. For “l’Unità” and “Hollywood Party” he has been following the main film festivals for years (Cannes, Berlin, Venice).
Since 2013 he has been director of «Bianco & Nero», the historic film magazine published by the Experimental Center of Cinematography. He has written several cinema essays, including, “Lindsay Anderson” for Castoro cinema, “Il Cinema di Papà” (Comune di Narni/Cineteca Nazionale), “Storia d’Italia in 15 film” (Laterza, 2016), for the i tipi dell’ Arcana “Quante strade. Bob Dylan e il mezzo secolo di « Blowin’in the wind »” (2013) and in 2022 “Short Cuts, il cinema in 12 storie” (Laterza). Since 2003 he has been co-author (with Alessandro Boschi) and presenter of “Dove eravamo” , a broadcast on the historical places of Italian cinema, broadcast on Stream first; and then of “The suitcase of dreams”, aired for years on La7. From 1990 to 1993 he was a member of the selection commission of the Critics’ Week, a collateral section of the Venice Film Festival curated by the Film Critics Union. He is the artistic director of Le Vie del cinema di Narni and Lo Schermo è Donna which takes place in Fiano Romano.
Graduated in Film History and Criticism with a thesis on Jacques Tati, he is the Editorial Director of Sentieri selvaggi, as well as one of its historical signatures. He writes for numerous publications, from the ten-year collaboration with Filmcritica and Cineforum, to those for Film and Panoramas, to which are added more recently the ones with Il corriere Aretino and the weekly FilmTv. He was disciplinary coordinator of the Encyclopedia of cinema for Treccani and selector and organizer of the Asian Film Festival from 2005 to 2008. He is artistic co-director, with Francesco Calogero, of the Valdarno Fedic Film Festival. Expert in the subject and assistant to the chair of cinema history at the La Sapienza University of Rome from 1997 to 2000, he held film seminars in high schools for a long time.
Among his publications, the book on Kevin Costner, I mondi imperfetti di un eroe per caso, published by Stefano Sorbini Editore, and the Yearbook 2000-2001, together with Federico Chiacchiari, published by Lindau, and the monographs on Walter Hill, together with Mauro Gervasini for Falsopiano, Dustin Hoffmann for Gremese and the last work, signed with Carlo Altinier, Fughe da Hollywood, published by Le Mani. He was among the selectors of the Critics’ Week section of the Venice Film Festival. For the Sentieri Selvaggi’s school he is a teacher of the course of Criticism and film journalism and responsible for the meetings with the guests.