|Years active 1939-1959|
Name Gianni Franciolini
|Role Film director|
|Born 1 June 1910 (1910-06-01) Florence, Italy|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Died January 1, 1960, Rome, Italy
Awards David di Donatello for Best Director
Movies Roman Tales, Girls for the Summer, Ferdinando I - re di Napoli, We - the Women, It Happened in the Park
Similar People Antonio Cifariello, Franco Fabrizi, Giovanna Ralli, Luigi Zampa, Sergio Amidei
Notte di tempesta (1947) regia di Gianni Franciolini
Gianni Franciolini (1 June 1910 – 1 January 1960) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed 19 films between 1939 and 1959.
Life and career
Born in Florence, in 1929 he moved to Paris to study journalism; there he came into contact with the artistic avant-garde of the time, particularly with Eugène Deslaw. During this time he was assistant director of Georges Lacombe and directed the documentary Vérité sur l'Italie. In 1938 he came back in Italy country where he collaborated as a screenwriter and as an assistant director for Camillo Mastrocinque and Mario Soldati, among others. In 1940 he debuted as a feature film director with Inspector Vargas. In the post-war, Franciolini specialized in neo-realist comedies and genre films, often collaborating with Cesare Zavattini. In 1956 he won the David di Donatello Award for Best Director, for the comedy-drama film Roman Tales.