Davide Salimbeni is an Italian director and screenwriter best known for his work on the television series Gomorrah and the films The Invisible Boy, The Girl from the Sea, and The Ocean Inside. Born in Rome, Italy in 1976, Salimbeni studied film direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. He has directed several short films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials.
Salimbeni's feature film debut, The Invisible Boy, tells the story of a young boy whose parents are struggling to make ends meet. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, where it won the Orizzonti Prize for best debut film. The film was later released in cinemas in Italy and was a commercial success.
In 2016, Salimbeni's second feature film, The Girl from the Sea, was released. The film tells the story of a young girl who is forced to flee her home in search of a better life. The film was well-received by audiences and critics alike, and was nominated for several awards, including the David di Donatello Award for Best Film.
In 2018, Salimbeni released his third feature film, The Ocean Inside. The film tells the story of a fisherman who is struggling to make a living in a small coastal town. The film was a commercial success and was nominated for several awards, including the Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Film.
Salimbeni's most recent project is the television series Gomorrah, which is based on Roberto Saviano's novel of the same name. The series has been a massive success, garnering critical acclaim and a large audience. It has been praised for its gritty realism and has been hailed as one of the best Italian television series of all time.
Salimbeni's work has earned him numerous awards, including the Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Director, the David di Donatello Award for Best Film, and the Orizzonti Prize for Best Debut Film. He is considered one of the most promising directors in Italian cinema and his work is known for its unique and captivating cinematic style.