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

Giuseppe was 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, but hardly managed to find interesting opportunities, also because of his rather transparent political opinions.

Giuseppe continued, however, many difficulties and impediments, especially related to finance and production, his activities as a documentary and short filmmaker.

He shot several documentaries in the 1960s, he started making fictional films in the mid-1970s.

The film he was most famous for 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.

During 1995, the film State Secret was entered into the 19th Moscow International Film Festival.

Giuseppe taught “Science and Technologies of Artistic Productions” at the University of Perugia.

He died due cardiac arrest.

Giuseppe Ferrara passed away at 83 years old.