Lorenzo Valmontone is a renowned Italian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his highly acclaimed films such as "The Dreamers" (2003), "The Great Beauty" (2013), and "A Bigger Splash" (2015). His career began in the early 1990s when he first started making short films.
Valmontone's directorial debut was "Fausto" (1996), which was critically acclaimed and earned him several awards. He followed up with "Tre Passi Nel Delirio" (1998) before writing and directing the movie "La Finestra Di Fronte" (2003). This was a major breakthrough for him, as it was his first feature-length film. It was well-received by critics and audiences alike, and earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
Valmontone's next feature was "The Dreamers" (2003), which was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for numerous awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Subsequently, he directed the drama "Don't Move" (2004), which was also a success.
In 2013, Valmontone released "The Great Beauty," which won him an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The movie was also nominated for several other awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and a BAFTA for Best Film.
Valmontone's most recent work is "A Bigger Splash" (2015), a romantic drama starring Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes. The film was met with positive reviews and earned him another Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Valmontone is known for his visually-stunning films and for his unique approach to storytelling. He has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of traditional filmmaking, and is considered one of the most important and influential directors in Italian cinema. His films have been praised for their thought-provoking themes and stunning visuals, and have earned him international recognition and awards.