Marco Bellocchio

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Marco Bellocchio was an Italian filmmaker whose five decades-plus career made him an important figure in the rich cinematic history of his home country. Bellocchio was born November 9, 1939 in Bobbie, Italy to a devoted ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1939 in Bobbio, Piacenza, IT

Filmography

Director (27)

Sangue Del Mio Sangue 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Sweet Dreams 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Bella Addormentata 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Vincere 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Sorelle mai 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wedding Director 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Good Morning, Night 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

My Mother's Smile 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

La Balia 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prince of Homburg 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Broken Dreams-Reason and Dilirium 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Sogno Della Farfalla 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

La Condanna 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

La Sorciere 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Diavolo in Corpo 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Enrico IV 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Gli Occhi, la Bocca 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Salto Nel Vuoto 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Vacanze in Val Trebbia 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Gabbiano 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

La Marche Triomphale 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Matti da slegare 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Sbatti Il Mostro In Prima Pagina 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

In Nome del Padre 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

China Is Near 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Amore E Rabbia 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Fists in the Pocket 1964 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (25)

Sangue Del Mio Sangue 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sweet Dreams 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bella Addormentata 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vincere 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Sorelle mai 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wedding Director 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Good Morning, Night 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Mother's Smile 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Mother's Smile 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

La Balia 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Prince of Homburg 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Condanna 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Sorciere 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Diavolo in Corpo 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Enrico IV 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gli Occhi, la Bocca 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gli Occhi, la Bocca 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

Salto Nel Vuoto 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vacanze in Val Trebbia 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Gabbiano 1976 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

La Marche Triomphale 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Nome del Padre 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

China Is Near 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

China Is Near 1968 (Movie)

(From Story)

Fists in the Pocket 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

The Wedding Director 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Good Morning, Night 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Mother's Smile 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Il Sogno Della Farfalla 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

Marcello: A Sweet Life 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vacanze in Val Trebbia 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom 1976 (Movie)

of President (Voice)
Executive (2)

Torino Boys 1997 (Movie)

artistic supervisor (Supervisor)

The Apartment 1996 (Movie)

artistic supervisor (Supervisor)

Biography

Marco Bellocchio was an Italian filmmaker whose five decades-plus career made him an important figure in the rich cinematic history of his home country. Bellocchio was born November 9, 1939 in Bobbie, Italy to a devoted family that not only supported his chosen career but funded his first film, "Fists in the Pocket" (1965), which was filmed at the family home. The film won immediate acclaim, taking home the Silver Sail award at the Festival del film Locarno. Bellocchio's next feature was the politically-charged "China is Near" (1967). A friend of fellow Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the two soon became poster boys for the radical Italian cinema of the era. In fact, Bellocchio joined the Communist Union in 1968, and later produced a short that argued that the educational system of the day needed to be overthrown. He next set his sights on another long-standing institution, the Catholic Church, for "In the Name of the Father" (1971), a brutal satire of Catholic boarding schools. Equally pointed films such as "Slap the Monster on Page One" (1972), "Fit to Be Tied" (1975), "Victory March" (1976) and "Il Gabbiano" (1977) followed. However, as the 1970s came to a close, the director's slant changed, as his political passion dissipated into more personal work such as "Vacation in Val Trebbia" (1980), which highlighted his own marital problems. A prodigious director, Bellocchio turned out 25 projects -- including award-winning endeavors such as "The Conviction" (1991), "The Prince of Homburg" (1997) and "The Nanny" (1999) -- over the next three decades. His late-career gem "Dormant Beauty" (2012), presenting multiple interwoven tales exploring the meaning of life, earned the director a further plethora of international plaudits.

EDUCATION

School of Dramatic Arts

University of the Sacred Heart

Slade School of Fine Arts

1959 - 1963
instructor was Thorold Dickinson

University of the Sacred Heart

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

Milestones

1966

Acted in Liliana Cavani's TV film, "Francisco di Assissi"

1965

Feature writing and directing debut, aged 26, "I pugni in tasca/Fist in His Pocket"

1961

Short film directing debut, "La colpa e la pena"

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