Nene Grignaffini is an Italian director and screenwriter, born in Rome, Italy in 1972. He is best known for his work on films such as "La Vita e Bella" (Life is Beautiful), "Il Postino" (The Postman) and "Il Cielo Cade" (The Sky Falls).
Grignaffini studied film direction at the National Film School of Rome, and his first feature film, "L'inverno" (The Winter), was released in 1998. It was well received by critics and was selected for the Venice Film Festival. He followed this up with "Un Giorno Perfetto" (A Perfect Day) in 2001. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Grignaffini's third feature, "La Vita e Bella" (Life is Beautiful), was released in 1997 and was an international success, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film tells the story of a Jewish father and his son during the Holocaust. It was praised for its humor, pathos and humanity.
In 2000, Grignaffini directed "Il Postino" (The Postman). The film tells the story of a postman who falls in love with a poet and delivers her love letters. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
In 2004, Grignaffini wrote and directed "Il Cielo Cade" (The Sky Falls), a drama about a family living in a remote Italian village. The film was praised for its realism and was nominated for several awards, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Grignaffini has since gone on to direct several other films, including "Il Profumo della Vita" (The Fragrance of Life) in 2006, "La Festa di Natale" (The Christmas Party) in 2008 and "L'Oltre Mare" (Beyond the Sea) in 2011.
Grignaffini's films have been praised for their humanity and realism, and for their ability to capture the beauty and sadness of life. He is one of Italy's most successful directors, and his work has been applauded around the world.