Marco Bellocchio

Marco Bellocchio

Italy

In my works, I always try to be faithful to history.    

Biography

Marco Bellocchio was born in Piacenza, Italy, in 1939. In 1959, he suspended his studies in philosophy at the Catholic University in Milan to enroll at the Experimental Center for Cinematography in Rome. In 1961-62 he made the short films ABBASSO LO ZIO, LA COLPA E LA PENA and GINEPRO FATTO UOMO. He then transferred to London, where he attended the Slade School of Fine Arts. His feature-length debut, FISTS IN THE POCKET, was presented at Locarno in 1965 and attracted international attention. In 2011 he received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice International Film Festival. His 2015 feature BLOOD OF MY BLOOD won the FIPRESCI Award at Venice IFF. In 2016, he was in Cannes at the Director's Fortnight with SWEET DREAMS and back in 2018 with THE FIGHT.

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