Pierre Selvini (1951-2020) was a prominent Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Milan, Italy in 1951, and studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. After graduating, he started his career as a director and producer on a number of Italian television series, including "Sulla Strada" and "La Villetta dei Sogni."
In the early 1980s, Selvini began working in feature films, directing the comedy-drama "Il Cuore e la Spada" (1982). He then went on to direct the thriller "L'occhio del Gatto" (1984), which was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards including the Silver Ribbon for Best Director.
In the late 1980s, Selvini directed "Il Sole Nell'anima" (1988), a romantic drama that won the Silver Ribbon for Best Film. He then went on to direct the social drama "Il Giorno Più Lungo" (1991), which was nominated for two Silver Ribbons.
Selvini's most acclaimed film was "Il Postino" (1994), which won him the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 1996, he directed the drama "La Vita e Bella," which was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
In the 2000s, Selvini made a series of television films, and directed the romantic comedy "Si Puo Fare!" (2008). He was also a producer on the film "L'Estate di San Martino" (2011), which won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
Selvini's final film was the drama "La Bella Addormentata" (2012), which earned him the David di Donatello for Best Director. His final television film was "Il Vermiglio delle Cose" (2015).
Throughout his career, Selvini won numerous awards, including the Silver Lion, the Silver Ribbon, and the David di Donatello. He also won a number of international awards, including a Golden Globe. Selvini passed away in 2020 at the age of 69. He will be remembered as one of Italy's most respected and acclaimed directors.