Daniele Ciprì is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has made a number of highly acclaimed films throughout his career, and is best known for his collaborations with director Franco Maresco. Born in Catania, Italy in 1961, Ciprì studied film and photography at the University of Bologna.
Ciprì began his career as a freelance television director, before making his feature film debut with the 1994 comedy-drama La Finestra di Fronte (Facing Windows). The film was a critical and commercial success, and won several awards including the Nastro d'Argento for Best New Director.
In 2000, Ciprì collaborated with Maresco on the comedy-drama Pizzicata. The film was a critical and commercial success, and earned Ciprì another Nastro d'Argento for Best Director. The pair collaborated again in 2003 on La Seconda Volta (The Second Time), a film about the life of a former Italian Prime Minister. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Throughout his career, Ciprì has worked with a number of notable actors, including Sergio Castellitto, Gina Lollobrigida, and Isabella Rossellini. He has also directed several television films, including La Vita che Verrà (The Life to Come), which was nominated for the Nastro d'Argento for Best TV Movie.
Ciprì's most recent film is the 2019 comedy-drama La Mafia non è più quella di Una Volta (The Mafia Isn't What It Used to Be). The film follows the story of a Sicilian family in the 1980s, and stars Sergio Castellitto, Valeria Golino, and Isabella Rossellini. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for several awards including the Nastro d'Argento for Best Film.
Throughout his career, Ciprì has won numerous awards for his work, including the Nastro d'Argento for Best Director and Best New Director, and the Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival. He continues to work on both feature films and television projects, and is considered one of the most important Italian filmmakers of his generation.