Bruno Graziano is an Italian writer, director, and visual artist. He was born in Rome and grew up in the city’s outskirts. From a very early age, he was interested in visual arts, cinema, and literature. After graduating from high school, Graziano attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where he developed his technical training as a painter.
Graziano’s passion for visual arts was complemented with his growing interest in film. He started making his own short films and in 2004 he was awarded at the Venice Film Festival for his short movie, “The Wrong Way”. This success allowed him to pursue his career as a film director, and since then he has directed several feature films.
Graziano’s films have been praised for their visual beauty and originality. His debut feature, “Brothers”, was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Havana Film Festival. His second film, “Lovers”, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Graziano has also written two novels, “Two Sides of the Coin” and “The Light and the Shadow”. In both books, he explores the relationship between humans and nature, and the struggle between social and natural forces. His latest book, “The Sea Inside”, was a bestseller in Italy.
Throughout his career, Graziano has continued to be involved in the world of art and culture. He has collaborated with several galleries and institutions in the city of Rome, and his work has been exhibited in Europe and the United States. In 2018, he was appointed artistic director of the Venice Film Festival, where he was responsible for selecting films for the festival’s main competition.
Graziano’s work has been praised for its emotional depth and visual beauty. He’s one of the most important Italian directors of his generation and has managed to find success both within and outside of Italy. Graziano’s cinematic vision and creativity have earned him a place among the greats of Italian cinema.