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Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian modernist film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer.

Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962), as well as the English-language Blowup (1966), 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 (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He is one of three directors to have won the Palme d'Or, the Golden Lion and the Golden Bear, and the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian modernist film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer.

Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962), as well as the English-language Blowup (1966), 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 (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He is one of three directors to have won the Palme d'Or, the Golden Lion and the Golden Bear, and the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1912-09-29

Day of Death 2007-07-30

Place of Birth Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2004 ErosDirector
2004 Michelangelo Eye to EyeDirector
1995 Beyond the CloudsDirector
1992 Noto, mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, carnevaleDirector
1989 12 Directors for 12 CitiesDirector
1989 Kumbha MelaDirector
1983 Ritorno a Lisca BiancaDirector
1982 Identification of a WomanDirector
1981 The Mystery of OberwaldDirector
1975 The PassengerDirector
1972 Chung Kuo - CinaDirector
1970 Zabriskie PointDirector
1966 Blow-UpDirector
1965 The Three FacesDirector
1964 Red DesertDirector
1962 L'eclisseDirector
1961 La NotteDirector
1960 L'AvventuraDirector
1957 Il GridoDirector
1955 Le amicheDirector
1953 Love in the CityDirector
1953 The VanquishedDirector
1953 The Lady Without CameliasDirector
1950 Story of a Love AffairDirector
1950 The Villa of MonstersDirector
1950 The Funicular of Mount FaloriaDirector
1949 Seven Reeds, One SuitDirector
1949 SuperstitionDirector
1949 Lies of LoveDirector
1948 N.U.Director
1947 People of the Po ValleyDirector

Writing

2004 ErosWriter
1995 Beyond the CloudsWriter
1983 Ritorno a Lisca BiancaScreenplay
1982 Identification of a WomanScreenplay
1982 Identification of a WomanStory
1981 The Mystery of OberwaldWriter
1975 The PassengerScreenplay
1972 Chung Kuo - CinaScreenplay
1970 Zabriskie PointScreenplay
1966 Blow-UpScreenplay
1964 Red DesertWriter
1962 L'eclisseScreenplay
1961 La NotteScreenplay
1961 La NotteStory
1960 L'AvventuraScreenplay
1957 Il GridoWriter
1955 Le amicheScreenplay
1953 Love in the CityWriter
1953 The VanquishedWriter
1953 The Lady Without CameliasScreenplay
1952 The White SheikStory
1950 The Villa of MonstersWriter
1950 The Funicular of Mount FaloriaWriter
1949 SuperstitionWriter
1947 Tragic HuntWriter
1942 A Pilot ReturnsScreenplay

Acting

2008 Back to Room 666
2007 L'occhio è per così dire l'evoluzione biologica di una lacrima e autoritratto Auschwitz as Himself
2004 Michelangelo Eye to Eye as Himself
2002 Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up
2001 Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema as Self (Archive)
1982 Room 666
1968 Underground New York as Himself
1966 Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials as Himself
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Editing

1983 Ritorno a Lisca BiancaEditor
1981 The Mystery of OberwaldEditor
1975 The PassengerEditor

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