Mario Sesti

Mario Sesti



Mario Sesti is an Italian director, writer, and producer who has worked in film, television, and new media. He is best known for his work as the director of the documentaries Il Divo, Gomorra, and Libera Nos a Malo.

Sesti was born in Rome, Italy, in 1974 and was raised in a family of filmmakers. His father, Vittorio Sesti, was an important figure in the Italian film industry, and his brother, Daniele Sesti, is a noted producer. Sesti's career began with his first short film, Il Sogno di una Notte (The Dream of a Night), which was selected for the Venice Film Festival.

In 2005, Sesti wrote and directed his first feature film, Il Divo, a portrait of the life of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2009, Sesti wrote and directed Gomorra, a crime drama based on the novel of the same name. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2015, Sesti wrote and directed Libera Nos a Malo, a drama about a family in Naples, Italy, who are trying to make ends meet during the economic crisis. The film was selected for the Venice Film Festival and won the Best Director Award at the Italian Cinema Critics Association Awards.

Sesti has also produced and directed several television documentaries, including The Pope's Banker, a portrait of Pope John Paul II's personal banker, and The Last Pope, about the election of Pope Francis.

In addition to his film work, Sesti has also been involved in new media projects, including the interactive online series K.O.M.A., which he co-created. He is currently developing the virtual reality series Mondo, which he will direct and produce.

Sesti's work has been praised for its exploration of Italian culture and politics. He has been described as a storyteller who is able to capture the essence of Italian life in his films. His work is a testament to the power of cinema to tell stories that are both universal and deeply personal.

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