Cesare Zavattini

Screenwriter, Author, Director
Central architect of Italian neorealist cinema who laid down the blueprint for the movement with writings ranging from screenplays and novels to theory and poetry.
Born: 09/29/1902 in Italy

Filmography

Writer (41)

Un homme et son chien 2009 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Bicycle Thief 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

(From Story)

I Bambini Ci Guardano 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Veritaaa' 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Children of Sanchez 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ligabue 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Cuore Semplice 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Una Breve Vacanza 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

We'll Call Him Andrea 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sunflower 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Place For Lovers 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Witches 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Witches 1969 (Movie)

(("The Witch Burned Alive" "A Night Like Any Other")) (From Story)

Woman Times Seven 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

After the Fox 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Young World 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Arturo's Island 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Boom 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Boom 1962 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Condemned of Altona 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 1962 (Movie)

("Anna" and "Mara") (Screenplay)

Two Women 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lipstick 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Judgement 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Judgement 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Roof 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Gold of Naples 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sign of Venus 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Indiscretion of an American Wife 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Indiscretion of an American Wife 1954 (Movie)

from story "Stazione Termini"(("Terminal Station")) (From Story)

Umberto D. 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Umberto D. 1954 (Movie)

(From Story)

Ali-Baba 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love in the City 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love in the City 1953 (Movie)

(("Tentato Suicidio"--"When Love Fails")) (From Story)

Miracle in Milan 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Miracle in Milan 1951 (Movie)

(From Story)

Domenica d'Agosto 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shoe-Shine 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Strand: Under the Dark Cloth 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

La Veritaaa' 1981 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)
Director (2)

La Veritaaa' 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Love in the City 1953 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Love in the City 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

Boccaccio '70 1962 (Movie)

(Production Coordinator)
Music (1)

La Veritaaa' 1981 (Movie)

(Music)
Other (1)

Boccaccio '70 1962 (Movie)

from idea("Il lavoro") (Other)

Biography

Central architect of Italian neorealist cinema who laid down the blueprint for the movement with writings ranging from screenplays and novels to theory and poetry.

EDUCATION

attended university but did not graduate

Milestones

1982

Film directing debut with "La Verita/The Truth"

1940

First collaboration with Vittorio De Sica, "Teresa Venerdi"

1935

Screenwriting debut with "Daro un Milione"

Worked as journalist and script reader

Published first short stories and novels in early 1930s

At outbreak of WWII, moved to Rome to concentrate on film work; contributed to state-run film journal "Cinema"

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