Gillo Pontecorvo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gillo Pontecorvo

Italian filmmaker

Date of Birth: 19-Nov-1919

Place of Birth: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Death: 12-Oct-2006

Profession: screenwriter, actor, composer, film director

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Gillo Pontecorvo

  • Gillo Pontecorvo (Italian: ['d?illo ponte'k?rvo]; 19 November 1919 – 12 October 2006) was an Italian filmmaker.
  • He worked as a film director for more than a decade before his best known film La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers, 1966) was released.
  • It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1966. His other films include Kapò (1960), which takes place in a World War II concentration camp, and Burn! (Queimada, 1969), starring Marlon Brando and loosely based on the failed slave revolution in Guadeloupe.
  • In 2000, he received the Pietro Bianchi Award at the Venice Film Festival.
  • He was also a screenwriter and composer of film scores, and a close friend of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.

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