|Years active 1937–1991|
Siblings Gianni Comencini
Spouse Giulia Grifeo (m. ?–2007)
|Role Film director|
Name Luigi Comencini
|Born 8 June 1916 (1916-06-08) Salo, Lombardy, Italy|
Died April 6, 2007, Rome, Italy
Children Cristina Comencini, Francesca Comencini, Paola Comencini, Eleonora Comencini
Movies The Adventures of Pinocc, Bread - Love and Dreams, Misunderstood, Frisky, Traffic Jam
Similar People Nino Manfredi, Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli, Alberto Sordi, Mauro Bolognini
Cercasi gesu di luigi comencini con beppe grillo 1982 film completo
Luigi Comencini ([luˈiːdʒi komenˈtʃiːni]; 8 June 1916 – 6 April 2007) was an Italian film director. Together with Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli, he was considered among the masters of the commedia all'italiana genre.
- Cercasi gesu di luigi comencini con beppe grillo 1982 film completo
- Trailer voltati eugenio luigi comencini 1980
His daughters Cristina and Francesca are both film directors.
Trailer voltati eugenio luigi comencini 1980
His first successful movie was L'imperatore di Capri, featuring Totò. Comencini's 1953 Pane, amore e fantasia, with Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida, is considered a primary example of neorealismo rosa (pink neorealism). It was followed by Pane, amore e gelosia.
After a first work with Alberto Sordi (La bella di Roma, 1955), Comencini again directed the Roman actor in what is considered his masterwork, Tutti a casa, a bitter comedy about Italy after the armistice of 1943. The film was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Special Golden Prize. Also set in World War II, but devoted to the Italian partisans, are La ragazza di Bube (1963). This was followed by Incompreso (1966, based on the English novel by Florence Montgomery).
Comencini obtainted an outstanding success with what is ranked amongst the best production of Italian television ever, Le avventure di Pinocchio (1972). In the same year he directed the feature film Lo scopone scientifico, a notable dark comedy with Sordi and Silvana Mangano. In 1975 he released the mystery La donna della domenica, featuring Marcello Mastroianni, Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
Comencini subsequent works were characterized by the presence of one of the most important Italian actors of the time, such as Ugo Tognazzi in Il gatto (1977) and Nino Manfredi for his episode of Basta che non si sappia in giro. In the 1980s Comencini's movies met with less success but his Cuore television series of 1984 was praised.
He died in Rome after a long illness in 2007.