Tonino Guerra

Screenwriter, Novelist, Actor
An Italian poet, writer, and prolific screenwriter, Tonino Guerra has worked with some of the world's most celebrated directors. A descendant of the neo-realist style, Guerra was influenced by the great Cesare ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1920 in Italy

Filmography

Writer (90)

Eros 2005 (Movie)

("The Dangerous Thread of Things") (Screenplay)

The Weeping Meadow 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Uten Tittel 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dog, the General and the Birds 2003 (Movie)

(from book: "The General and Bonaparte") (Source Material)

The Dog, the General and the Birds 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Maimil 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Beyond the Clouds 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eternity and A Day 1999 (Movie)

script collaborator (Story By)

Tierra del Fuego 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Truce 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bely Praznik 1997 (Movie)

("One Hundred Birds") (From Story)

Bely Praznik 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ulysses' Gaze 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bely Prazdnik 1995 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Bely Prazdnik 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tempo Di Viaggio 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lion With the White Beard 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Especially on Sunday 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

O Melissokomos 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Everybody's Fine 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Suspended Step of the Stork 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Male Oscuro 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Landscape in the Mist 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Night Sun 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Palermo Connection 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Red Desert 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Red Desert 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Viaggio d'amore 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Burro 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

Burro 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Taxidi stin Kythera 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

Taxidi stin Kythera 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chronicle of a Death Foretold 1988 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Chronicle of a Death Foretold 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Femme de mes amours 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Femme de mes amours 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Good Morning Babylon 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chaos 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ginger et Fred 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)

Ginger et Fred 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Enrico IV 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bizet's Carmen 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

E la nave Va 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

E la nave Va 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Identification of a Woman 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nostalghia 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mystery of Oberwald 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Night of San Lorenzo 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Tre fratelli 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cristo si e Fermato a Eboli 1977 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Cristo si e Fermato a Eboli 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Letti Selvaggi 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tigers in Lipstick 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Papillon sur l'Epaule 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cadaveri Eccellenti 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Caro Michele 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

40 gradi soto il lenzuolo 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Amarcord 1974 (Movie)

(From Story)

Amarcord 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dites-Le avec des fleurs 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lucky Luciano 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mattei Affair 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Quiet Place in the Country 1970 (Movie)

(From Story)

Bianco, Rosso e... 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bianco, Rosso e... 1970 (Movie)

(From Story)

Gli Ordini Sono Ordini 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Supertestimone 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sunflower 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zabriskie Point 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Place For Lovers 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Search of Gregory 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Voyeur 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tre nel mille 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tre nel mille 1969 (Movie)

(From Story)

Uomini Contro 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blow-Up 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cinderella - Italian Style 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Casanova '70 1965 (Movie)

(From Story)

Marriage - Italian Style 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Tenth Victim 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Eclisse 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Eclisse 1962 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Empty Canvas 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Avventura 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Notte 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lady Killer of Rome 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Lady Killer of Rome 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Road a Year Long 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (4)

Autumn of the Magician 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fellini 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Lion With the White Beard 1994 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Partner 1968 (Movie)

Student (Actor)
Director (2)

The Grey-Bearded Lion 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Tempo Di Viaggio 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (2)

Viaggio d'amore 1990 (Movie)

from poem("Il Viaggio") (Other)

E la nave Va 1984 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

Biography

An Italian poet, writer, and prolific screenwriter, Tonino Guerra has worked with some of the world's most celebrated directors. A descendant of the neo-realist style, Guerra was influenced by the great Cesare Zavattini, the writer of classics "The Bicycle Thief" and "Umberto". His first coup was his collaboration with director Michelangelo Antonioni on the inscrutable 1960 classic "L'avventura", and they teamed up again for the drama "La Notte". He was one of several writers on the crime caper film "The Assassin", and he found another critical success with "Red Desert", his fourth collaboration with Antonioni, in addition to their 1966 thriller "Blow-Up". His screenplay for the Marcello Mastroianni comedy "Casanova 70" earned him one of three Oscar nominations and established him in the top tier of his profession. After Antonioni's somewhat baffling "Zabriskie Point", he worked with the great Federico Fellini to produce the 1973 classic "Amarcord", for which he also received an Oscar nomination. Guerra also worked with Russian Andrei Tarkovsky on the drama "Nostalghia" and co-wrote "Landscape in the Mist", a lyrical 1988 effort by Theo Angelopoulos. He also worked with the Greek director on the 1998 film "Eternity and a Day", a heartwarming drama that won the Golden Palm Award at Cannes. In 2008, a documentary about his cinematic career, "Tonino Guerra: a Poet in the Movies", was released, and he died four years after this celebration of his work.

Milestones

1969

First U.S. production, co-wrote with director Michelangelo Antonioni, Fred Gardner, Sam Shepard and Clare Peploe, "Zabriskie Point"

1968

Acting debut, played a student in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Partner"

1958

First collaboration with Michelangelo Antonioni, "L'Avventure"

1957

Screenwriting debut, "Un Ettaro di cielo"

1956

First feature credit, from his story, "Uomini e Lupi"

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