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LUCA GUADAGNINO (Director/Producer) is an award-winning director, screenwriter,
producer, and artistic entrepreneur. In 2010, he came into international renown
for his critically-acclaimed
film I AM LOVE, starring frequent collaborator Tilda Swinton, which garnered an
Academy Award nomination in Best Achievement in Costume Design as well as Golden
and BAFTA award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. He most recently
BIGGER SPLASH (2015) starring Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and
Schoenaerts. The film premiered in competition at The Venice Film Festival and
screened at the
Busan International Film Festival and the London Film Festival.
Guadagnino made his feature film directorial debut at the 1999 Venice Film
Festival with the
world premiere of the English-language film, THE PROTAGONISTS (1999), which
Swinton. His other features include MELISSA P. (2005), and the documentaries
CIVILIZADO (2002), CUOCO CONTADINO (2004), INCONSCIO ITALIANO (2011), and
BERTOLUCCI ON BERTOLUCCI (co-directed by Walter Fasano, 2013). He also directed
three documentaries in "The Love Factory" series: TILDA SWINTON: THE LOVE
(2002, short), ARTO LINDSAY PERDOA A BELEZA (2004, short), and PIPPO DELBONO-
BISOGNA MORIRE (2008). Guadagnino's films have premiered at prestigious film
over the world, including Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, Busan, and Sundance.
Guadagnino's frequent presence on the international film circuit led to several
serve on juries for the Turin Film Festival (2003 & 2006); the Venice Film
Festival, chaired by
Quentin Tarantino (2010); the Beirut International Film Festival, where he
presided as President
of the jury (2011); and the Locarno Film Festival (2011).
Born in Palermo, Italy and raised in Ethiopia, where his father taught history
Guadagnino's international outlook and insatiable appetite for creative
calibrated early. He graduated from Rome's University La Sapienza with a degree
in History and
Critics of Cinema, and did his thesis on Jonathan Demme. He made his theater
in 2006 with a production of Patrick Marber's "Closer," and his opera directing
debut in 2011
with Verdi's "Falstaff" at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Italy. In 2012
the production company Frenesy, through which he produced Ferdinando Cito
feature ANTONIA., as well as the documentaries BELLUSCONE. A SICILIAN STORY,
OMBRE DAL FANDO, and his own BERTOLUCCI ON BERTOLUCCI.
Guadagnino's next film is a remake of Dario Argento's cult classic horror film,
reuniting him with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. The release is planned for
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