Niccolò Castelli is an Italian director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Rome, Italy, in 1975. He studied at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts, where he received a degree in film direction.
His first feature film, The Last Minute (2007), was presented at the Rome International Film Festival in 2007. His second feature film, The Arrival (2009), was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has since gone on to direct several other feature films including The Sea (2011), The Great Beauty (2013), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and his most recent release, The Woman Who Left (2016).
In addition to his feature films, Castelli has also directed several short films, including The Last Job (2007), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Rome International Film Festival, and The Perfect Girl (2012), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He has also produced several short films, including The Sea (2011) and The Great Beauty (2013).
Castelli's work has been praised for its strong visual style and its evocative and thought-provoking storytelling. His films often explore themes of identity, alienation, and loneliness, as well as the beauty and fragility of life.
In addition to his work in film, Castelli has also been involved in several theatrical productions, including the play 'The House of Bernarda Alba' (2011). He is also a visual artist, with his work having been exhibited in several galleries in Italy and abroad.
Castelli is currently working on his next feature film, The Human Voice (2018). He is also developing a television series about the life of the Italian artist Michelangelo.
Niccolò Castelli is a highly respected and acclaimed director with a strong visual style and a unique and thought-provoking approach to storytelling. His work has been praised for its beauty, its depth, and its insight into the human condition.