Luigi Chiarini

Theoretician, Director, Screenwriter
The "dean" of Italian cinema; his greatest contribution to film was the founding, in 1935, of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, a school where some of the world's greatest filmmakers have learned their art ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1900 in Italy

Filmography

other (6)

Viva l'Italia 1961 (Movie)

(From Story)

Indiscretion of an American Wife 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love in the City 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

Love in the City 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ultimo Amore 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ultimo Amore 1945 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

The "dean" of Italian cinema; his greatest contribution to film was the founding, in 1935, of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, a school where some of the world's greatest filmmakers have learned their art. Chiarini also wrote prolifically on the cinema and created the influential film journal, "Bianco e Nero" (1937). He headed the Venice Film Festival from 1962 until he was deposed from his dictatorial post and returned to academic life.

As a director, Chiarini's films were unexceptional, but some of his screenwriting--especially for Vittorio De Sica's "Indiscretion of an American Wife" (1954)--is noteworthy.

EDUCATION

received JD

Milestones

1962

Director of Venice Film Festival (until 1968)

1937

Founded film publication "Bianco e Nero"

1935

Founded Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia; served as director until 1950

1935

Published first book on film, "Cinematografo"

1935

Author

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