Gillo Pontecorvo

Film director

1919 – 2006

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Who was Gillo Pontecorvo?

Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He worked as a film director for more than a decade before his best known film La battaglia di Algeri was released. For this he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1969 and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in that year.

His other films include Kapò, which takes place in a World War II concentration camp, and Burn!, starring Marlon Brando and loosely based on the failed slave revolution in Guadeloupe. In 2000, he received the Pietro Bianchi Award at the Venice Film Festival. He was also a screenwriter and composer of film scores, and a close friend of the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.

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Born
Nov 19, 1919
Pisa
Also known as
  • G. Pontecorvo
  • Gilberto Pontecorvo
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Italy
  • Kingdom of Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Pisa
Lived in
  • Pisa
Died
Oct 12, 2006
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013