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Michelangelo Antonioni

Film Director / Writer / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Poet | * 09/29/1912 († 94, 07/30/2007) | Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Michelangelo Antonioni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo antoˈnjoːni]; 29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007), was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, painter, and short story author. He is best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962)—as well as the English-language films Blowup (1966) and The Passenger (1975). His films have been described as "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" that feature elusive plots, striking visuals, and a preoccupation with modern landscapes. His work would substantially influence subsequent art cinema. Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Sil... ()
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Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian modernist film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962), as well as the English-language Blowup (1966), Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. He produced "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character and story. His films defined a "cinema of possibilities". Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He is one of three directors to have won the Palme d'Or, the Golden Lion and the Golden Bear, and the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Michelangelo Antonioni

Feltrinelli Prize Golden Leopard 2x Jury Prize Sutherland Trophy David Di Donatello for Best Director Golden Lion National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director David Luchino Visconti Academy Honorary Award Golden Bear Palme d'Or Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Merit of The Italian Republic European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best Film National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director BAFTA Award for Best British Film

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Movies with Michelangelo Antonioni as Actor(9)

Movies with Michelangelo Antonioni as Crew(75)

Directing/Director2004 Michelangelo Eye to Eye
Directing/Director2004 Eros
Writing/Writer2004 Eros
Directing/Director1997 Sicily
Production/Producer1997 Sicily
Directing/Director1995 Beyond the Clouds
Editing/Editor1995 Beyond the Clouds
Writing/Writer1995 Beyond the Clouds
Directing/Director1989 12 Directors for 12 Cities
Directing/Director1989 Kumbha Mela
Directing/Director1983 Ritorno a Lisca Bianca
Editing/Editor1983 Ritorno a Lisca Bianca
Writing/Screenplay1983 Ritorno a Lisca Bianca
Directing/Director1982 Identification of a Woman
Editing/Editor1982 Identification of a Woman
Writing/Story1982 Identification of a Woman
Writing/Screenplay1982 Identification of a Woman
Directing/Director1981 The Mystery of Oberwald
Editing/Editor1981 The Mystery of Oberwald
Writing/Writer1981 The Mystery of Oberwald
Directing/Director1975 The Passenger
Editing/Editor1975 The Passenger
Writing/Screenplay1975 The Passenger
Directing/Director1972 Chung Kuo: China
Writing/Screenplay1972 Chung Kuo: China
Directing/Director1970 Zabriskie Point
Writing/Screenplay1970 Zabriskie Point
Directing/Director1966 Blow-Up
Writing/Screenplay1966 Blow-Up
Directing/Director1965 The Three Faces
Directing/Director1964 Red Desert
Writing/Writer1964 Red Desert
Directing/Director1962 L'Eclisse
Writing/Screenplay1962 L'Eclisse
Directing/Director1961 La Notte
Writing/Story1961 La Notte
Writing/Screenplay1961 La Notte
Directing/Director1960 L'Avventura
Writing/Screenplay1960 L'Avventura
Directing/Director1957 Il Grido
Writing/Writer1957 Il Grido
Directing/Director1955 Le Amiche
Writing/Screenplay1955 Le Amiche
Directing/Director1953 Love in the City
Writing/Writer1953 Love in the City
Directing/Director1953 The Lady Without Camelias
Writing/Screenplay1953 The Lady Without Camelias
Directing/Director1953 The Vanquished
Writing/Writer1953 The Vanquished
Writing/Story1952 The White Sheik
Directing/Director1950 The Villa of Monsters
Editing/Editor1950 The Villa of Monsters
Writing/Writer1950 The Villa of Monsters
Directing/Director1950 Story of a Love Affair
Writing/Screenplay1950 Story of a Love Affair
Editing/Editor1950 Story of a Love Affair
Directing/Director1950 The Funicular of Mount Faloria
Crew/Script1949 Lies of Love
Directing/Director1949 Lies of Love
Editing/Editor1949 Lies of Love
Directing/Director1949 Superstition
Writing/Writer1949 Superstition
Crew/Script1949 Seven Reeds, One Suit
Directing/Director1949 Seven Reeds, One Suit
Editing/Editor1949 Seven Reeds, One Suit
Crew/Script1948 N.U.
Directing/Director1948 N.U.
Editing/Editor1948 N.U.
Directing/Director1947 People of the Po Valley
Writing/Writer1947 Tragic Hunt
Writing/Screenplay1942 A Pilot Returns

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Citizenship: Italy
Born: Sunday, 09/29 1912 (September) in Ferrara
Died: Monday, 07/30 2007 (July) in Rome (aged: 94)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: Italian (IT)
Educated at: University of Bologna, Experimental Centre of Cinematography
Spouses (current/former): Enrica Antonioni
Other names for Michelangelo Antonioni (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"미켈란젤로 안토니오니"
Michelangelo Antonioni frequently works together with these people:
Giovanni Fusco (13x, Crew)
Tonino Guerra (12x, Crew)
Eraldo Da Roma (10x, Crew)
Monica Vitti (8x, Actress)
Enrica Antonioni (8x, Crew)
Carlo Di Palma (7x, Crew)
Wim Wenders (6x, Crew)
Federico Fellini (5x, Crew)
Carlo Lizzani (5x, Crew)
Piero Poletto (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2186, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/28/2020