Antonello Scarpelli is an Italian film director best known for his work on the award-winning films A Long Journey and I Don't Love You Anymore. Born in Rome on August 13, 1965, Scarpelli began writing and directing his own short films at the age of 16, and soon began working in the Italian film industry.
Scarpelli's first feature-length film, A Long Journey, was released in 1996 and won numerous awards, including the prestigious David di Donatello for Best New Director. The film was a powerful coming-of-age story about a young girl's struggle to come to terms with her family's past. The movie was praised for its sensitive and honest portrayal of the adolescent experience.
In 2000, Scarpelli released I Don't Love You Anymore, a romantic comedy starring actors Monica Bellucci and Luca Zingaretti. The film was a hit at the Venice Film Festival, and earned Scarpelli his second David di Donatello for Best Director. The movie was a box office success and helped Scarpelli establish himself as a leading Italian filmmaker.
Since then, Scarpelli has gone on to direct several more successful films, including the award-winning drama Solitary Fragments, the musical comedy Life is a Miracle, and the romantic comedy All I Have. He has also directed several television series, including the popular drama series The Young Pope and the historical drama series The Borgias.
Scarpelli has also ventured into producing, co-producing, and writing films, including the acclaimed drama The Best of Youth and the romantic comedy I'm Not Scared. In addition, he has served as a jury member at numerous international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival.
In recognition of his contributions to Italian cinema, Scarpelli was awarded the prestigious Leone d'oro in 2006. Today, he is widely recognized as one of the most talented and influential filmmakers in Italy.