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Cinematografo / Elio Germano


Cinematografo / Elio Germano

Cinematografo / Elio Germano

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Elio Germano was born in Rome on September 25, 1980 but his family was originally from Molise. His career sets off with a TV appearance in a commercial of a famous brand of Panettone, but he first appears ad movie actor in front of the camera in 1992, starring in “Ci hai rotto papà,” a comedy by Castellano e Pipolo, where he impersonates a young Milanese jokingly called Cotoletta. Germano studied as an actor at Teatro Azione, where he found a fundamental teacher in Giancarlo Cobelli. He sets aside theater in favor of movie sets when the Vanzina brothers select him as the main character in “Il cielo in una stanza.” In 2002 he worked on “Ora o mai più” and “Liberi”, where he has a central role once again—assuming the role of 20-year-old Vincent—together with Nicole Grimaudo and Luigi maria Burruano. Germano became a constant of Italian cinema. Besides “Romanzo criminale”, some of his most significant appearance of the early 2000s include “N (io Napoleone)” and “Mio fratello e’ figlio unico.” The first one—directed by Paolo Virzì—got him a Golden Globe as Best Young Actor, whereas the latter—by Daniele Luchetti, where he co-acts with Riccardo Scamarcio—wins him a David of Donatello and the Silver Ribbon. Germano will obtain the same accolades with another movie by Luchetti, “La nostra vita”, presented at the 2010 Festival of Cannes, and with “Il giovano favoloso” by Mario Martone, dedicated to Giacomo Leopardi, and one of his best performances of all times. In 2020 he was nominated best actor for “Volevo Nascondermi” at the Berlin Film Festival, where he won the Silver Bear.


02/18-02/21 Favolacce (Bad Tales), directed by Damiano & Fabio D'Innocenzo (2020, 98’)

02/25-02/28 La Nostra Vita (Our Life), directed by Daniele Luchetti (2010, 95’)

03/04-03/07 Volevo Nascondermi (Hidden Away), directed by Giorgio Dritti (2020, 120’)

03/11-03/14 Il Giovane Favoloso (Leopardi), directed by Mario Martone (2014, 137’)

03/18-03/21 La tenerezza (Holding Hands), directed by Gianni Amelio (2017, 103’)


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