Giacomo Battiato

Giacomo Battiato

writer, director

Giacomo Battiato was born on Oct 18, 1943 in Italy. Giacomo Battiato's big-screen debut came with Hearts and Armour directed by Giacomo Battiato in 1983. Giacomo Battiato is known for Cellini: A Violent Life directed by Giacomo Battiato, Wadeck Stanczak stars as Benvenuto Cellini and Max von Sydow as Pope Clement VII. Giacomo Battiato has got 8 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Giacomo Battiato achieved is Golden Globes, Italy. The upcoming new movie Giacomo Battiato plays is Entrusted which will be released on Jun 21, 2003.

Giacomo Battiato is an Italian film director and writer. According to "The History Of The Italian Cinema", published in 2009 in US and in England by Princeton University Press: "Giacomo Battiato is one of the most erudite and flexible directors of his generation. A cultural organizer, he has also written novels interesting for both their caliber and writing style. He got his start as an excellent television director, an experience that allowed him to develop his talents though his varied experiences before he made his debut as a film director (...) Battiato is skilled at genre films and ably exploiting the technical aspects of filmmaking. Magic, visual wonderment and mythology are important elements in his films. His characters' psychological profiles were convincing even within the context of his epic and action films (...)" Born in Verona, starting career in 1973 on Italian RAI TV and ten years later started in cinema with "Hearts and Armour". His first book, "Fuori dal cielo" (1996) he won the Prize Domenico Rea.

  • Birthday

    Oct 18, 1943
  • Place of Birth

    Verona, Italy

Known For


8 wins & 4 nominations

Golden Globes, Italy
Best TV Series (Migliore Serie televisiva)
Winner - Golden Globe
Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming
Winner - Silver FIPA
TV Series and Serials
Winner - Silver FIPA
Il giovane Casanova (2002)
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