Giovanni Scognamillo, Turkish film critic, Died at 87


Giovanni Scognamillo was born on April 25, 1929, and died on October 8, 2016.

He was a Turkish film critic.

He was born to a family of Italian Levantines; his father was the son of an immigrant from Naples and his mother was descended from Genoese settlers of Tinos.

Scognamillo’s father Leone being the manager of the prestigious movie theatre Elhamra Sineması of Beyoğlu, he became acquainted with cinema in early years of his life.

Following his graduation from Liceo Italiano, he started to write cinema articles for various Italian-language media.

Since 1961, Scognamillo began his career in Turkish language press.

He was the author of several books on the history of cinema, as well as diverse topics such as fantastique and occultism, currently working as a lecturer of Turkish cinema at Bahçeşehir University.

Giovanni Scognamillo passed away at 87 years old.