Meeting with Paolo Virzì
28 October 2022, h 21:30
The only true great pupil of Italian comedy, the only true great master of films that are able to speak about our bad habits and frailties with the merciless pietas of Ettore Scola and an empathetic ferocity. Paolo Virzì is not the heir of a unique genre in the world that has characterized our cinema to the point of shaping its imagination, he is the one who has understood how to kill fathers to relate about their children. Siccità is his new, yet another masterpiece that has the courage to enter in what we prefer to ignore, in the recent past as in a very modern and millenary Rome that has repeatedly been able to tell better than anyone. And above all in the imploding conflicts of broken generations he has always put his hand and we will talk with him about this and about a career that has always been able to surprise and displace us. To understand it and understand it better.
Born in Livorno in 1964, he began working as a screenwriter at a very young age to debut in 1994 with La Bella Vita (Nastro d’Argento and David di Donatello as best new director). His subsequent works are: Ferie d’Agosto (David 1996: Best Film); Ovosodo (1997, Grand Jury Prize in Venice); Baci e Abbracci (1999); My Name Is Tanino (2002); Caterina va in città (2003); N – Io e Napoleone (2006); Tutta la vita davanti (Nastro d’Argento 2008 best film); La Prima Cosa Bella (Nastro d’Argento 2010 best film and best screenplay and three David di Donatello); Tutti i santi giorni (2012); Il Capitale Umano (seven David di Donatello, six Silver Ribbons); La Pazza Gioia (five David di Donatello 2016); The Leisure Seeker (2017); Notti Magiche (2018), Siccità (2022). He has been nominated twice in the EFA’s five for Best European Director and twice he has represented Italy at the Oscars.