Michelangelo Antonioni biography

Michelangelo Antonioni

Film director

1912 – 2007

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Who was Michelangelo Antonioni?

Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"—L'Avventura, La Notte, and L'Eclisse —Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. He produced "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character and story. His films defined a "cinema of possibilities".

Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, Palme d'Or, and 35th Anniversary Prize; the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion, Golden Lion, FIPRESCI Prize, and Pietro Bianchi Award; the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995.

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Born
Sep 29, 1912
Ferrara
Also known as
  • M. Antonioni
  • Michelangiolo Antonioni
  • Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMR
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Italian people
Nationality
  • Italy
  • Kingdom of Italy
Profession
Education
  • Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
  • University of Bologna
Lived in
  • Ferrara
Died
Jul 30, 2007
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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