Loquis: The district of Cristina Comencini

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The district of Cristina Comencini


Published on:  2019-07-22 13:27:00

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She was born on May , 1956 in Rome, daughter of director Luigi Comencini and Princess Giulia Grifeo di Partanna. Enrolled at university, she was very young when she became mother of Carlo Calenda (future Minister of Economic Development of the Gentiloni government). She was thirty years old when she sent - under a false name - one of her books to Natalia Ginzburg. After only two days she phoned her home to congratulate and help her to publish it, then she made the directorial debut in 1988 with the film "Zoo". She wrote "Merry Christmas Happy New Year", then was director of the film in costume «The amusements of private life», with Vittorio Gassman, while she gets married the film producer Riccardo Tozzi with whom he had a daughter. After « The Best Day of my life », set in Rome, in 2005 Cristina made the film «The Beast in the Heart»(taken from her novel published the previous year), with Angela Finocchiaro and Giovanna Mezzogiorno. The movie was candidated as the best foreign film at the Oscars of 2006.

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