Francesco Conversano is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Rome, Italy in 1976 and grew up in a small town near the capital. He studied literature and philosophy at the University of Rome. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film.
In 2002, Conversano directed his first feature film, 'My Brother Is an Only Child', a drama about two brothers living in a small Italian village. The film was a critical success and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
Conversano continued to make films in the U.S., including the romantic comedy 'The Skin of The Wolf' and the drama 'The Immigrants'. Both films were critically acclaimed and won several awards.
In 2009, Conversano wrote and directed the drama 'The Dog in the Park'. The film was a commercial success and was praised for its emotional depth and strong performances.
In 2010, he wrote and directed the thriller 'A Night in the Woods'. The film was an international success and received numerous awards and nominations.
In 2013, Conversano directed the drama 'The Age of Innocence', starring Academy Award-nominated actress Juliette Binoche. The film was well-received and won several awards, including the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award for Best Film.
In 2015, Conversano wrote and directed the drama 'The Last Day of Summer', starring Academy Award-nominated actress Toni Collette. The film was a critical success and won several awards.
Conversano's latest film, 'The Lighthouse', was released in 2020. The film was a critical success and was nominated for a number of awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
Conversano has demonstrated his skill as a director and screenwriter with his body of work. He has also been praised for his ability to create emotionally powerful stories with strong performances from his actors. He is considered to be one of the most innovative and talented filmmakers of his generation.