Oscar Vicentelli is an Italian director, producer, and screenwriter most known for his critically acclaimed films including "The Southpaw" (2004) and "The King of Rome" (2008). Born in Rome, Italy in 1969, Vicentelli had a passion for filmmaking from an early age. He began his career working as an assistant director on several Italian films, learning the craft from some of the most renowned directors of the time.
In 2000, Vicentelli made his directorial debut with the short film "The Clamor of the Silent," which won several awards at film festivals around the world. His first feature-length film, "The Southpaw," was released in 2004 and received critical acclaim, garnering several awards for its innovative storytelling and captivating visuals. The film tells the story of a young boxer who must overcome the odds to succeed in the ring and in life.
In 2008, Vicentelli released "The King of Rome," his most successful film to date. The film was an international success, winning several awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay. The film tells the story of a former king who returns to battle for the throne of Rome and the love of his life.
Vicentelli's other works include "The Last Rites of the Dead" (2009), "The Flower of the North" (2012), and "The Sea of Souls" (2015). His films are known for their unique visual style, their evocative themes, and their focus on human emotion.
In addition to his work as a director, Vicentelli has also served as a producer on several projects, including the Italian television series "Mare Nostrum" and the animated feature film "Fairytale: A True Story." He has also written several screenplays, including the critically acclaimed "The Last King of Rome" (2009).
Oscar Vicentelli has established himself as one of the most talented and respected filmmakers in the industry. His films have earned him numerous awards and critical acclaim, and he continues to create films that captivate audiences around the world.