Giuseppe Ferrara, Italian film director, Died at 83


Giuseppe Ferrara was born on July 15, 1932, in Castelfiorentino, near Florence, and died on June 25, 2016.

He was an Italian film director and screenwriter.

Ferrara was the founder of an innovative film club during high school, which proposes and critically analyzes neo-realism movies; since then he showed a character of “novelty”, often considered as “subversive”.

Giuseppe Ferrara graduated from the University of Florence with a thesis on the “New Italian Cinema”, then he moved to Rome to attend the directing course at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography and degree in 1959.

However, he hardly managed to find interesting opportunities, also because of his rather transparent political opinions.

Giuseppe Ferrara went on despite many problems and impediments, especially related to finance and production, his activities as a documentary and short filmaker.

After shooting a few documentaries in the 1960s, Ferrara started making fictional films in the mid 1970s.

Giuseppe Ferrara best film was The Moro Affair (1987), which was awarded with the Silver Bear for Best Actor for Gian Maria Volontè at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.

Giuseppe Ferrara 1995 film State Secret was entered into the 19th Moscow International Film Festival.

He was a teacher of “Science and Technologies of Artistic Productions” at the University of Perugia.

Ferrara died due to a cardiac arrest.

Giuseppe Ferrara passed away at 83 years old.