Ermanno Olmi

Director, Producer, Clerk
A largely unheralded director, Olmi is known for his simple technical style and concern for the issues facing working people have made his films poetic insights into human strength and integrity. Olmi's parents were ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1931 in Bergamo, Lombardy, IT

Filmography

Writer (21)

Torneranno i prati 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cardboard Village 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One Hundred Nails 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tickets 2005 (Movie)

(Episode 1) (Screenplay)

Singing Behind Screens 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Posto 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Profession of Arms 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Segreto del Boscho Vecchio 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kalkstein 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lungo il Fiume 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lunga Vita alla Signora! 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Camminacammina 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Milano '83 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Albero degli zoccoli 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Circostanza 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Durante l'estate 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Recuperanti 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One Fine Day 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fiances 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (21)

Torneranno i prati 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cardboard Village 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Terra Madre 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

One Hundred Nails 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Tickets 2005 (Movie)

(Episode 1) (Director)

Singing Behind Screens 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Posto 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Profession of Arms 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Segreto del Boscho Vecchio 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Lungo il Fiume 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Lunga Vita alla Signora! 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Camminacammina 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Milano '83 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Albero degli zoccoli 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

La Circostanza 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Durante l'estate 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

I Recuperanti 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

One Fine Day 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fiances 1962 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (10)

Lungo il Fiume 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore 1988 (Movie)

(Editor)

Lunga Vita alla Signora! 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Camminacammina 1982 (Movie)

(Editor)

Milano '83 1982 (Movie)

(Editor)

L' Albero degli zoccoli 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

La Circostanza 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

Durante l'estate 1970 (Movie)

(Editor)

I Recuperanti 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

One Fine Day 1968 (Movie)

(Editor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (8)

Lungo il Fiume 1991 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Lunga Vita alla Signora! 1987 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Camminacammina 1982 (Movie)

(Photography)

Milano '83 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

L' Albero degli zoccoli 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Circostanza 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Durante l'estate 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

I Recuperanti 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Producer (2)

The Duchess of Langeais 2008 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Camminacammina 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)
Art Department (2)

Camminacammina 1982 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

I Recuperanti 1969 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (1)

Camminacammina 1982 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)
Production Management (1)

The Man Who Loves 2008 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

Biography

A largely unheralded director, Olmi is known for his simple technical style and concern for the issues facing working people have made his films poetic insights into human strength and integrity. Olmi's parents were peasants who moved to the city to find jobs. For several years, his mother worked for the Edison-Volta company, where Olmi landed his first job as a clerk. Through his participation in company theater and film events, he was eventually put in charge of Edison's film department.

EDUCATION

Accademia d'Arte Drammatica

Milestones

2007

Directed the film "Centochiodi"

2003

Wrote and directed "Cantando dietro i paraventi"

2001

Helmed "The Profession of Arms"

1988

Returned to filmmaking with "L'Anniversaire de Madame"

1978

Filmed most important film to date, "The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli)"

1963

Began working for Italian TV

1961

Formed "22 December" production company with Tullio Kezich and others

1959

Made first feature (semi-documentary), "Time Stood Still"

Career interrupted by illness

Made shorts and documentaries for the electrical firm, Edisonvolta

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