Law graduate from the University of Milan, he studied cinema with Marco Bellocchio before moving to Paris, where he gained a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the International Film School of Paris (EICAR). He currently teaches Film Direction and Film Analysis in the same school. He also collaborates with the Fine Arts Lebanese Academy in Beirut, the Institute Marangoni and the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. He took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Locarno Film Academy.
His short 37°4S won the David di Donatello and the Nastro d’Argento Special Prize (2014), besides a Special Mention at Cannes Film Festival (2013) and more than 50 awards. His first feature Banat - the Journey was presented in Venice at the Critics’ Week (2015) and was nominated at the David di Donatello for Best Emerging Director and shown in more than 65 Festivals worldwide. His short film Agosto won a Special Mention at Venice Film Festival (G.A.I. section, 2016).
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