Guadagnino in 2017
|Alma mater||Sapienza University of Rome|
Luca Guadagnino (Italian: ['lu:ka ?wada'?i:no]; born 10 August 1971) is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has collaborated a number of times with actress Tilda Swinton, including on the films The Protagonists (1999), I Am Love (2010), A Bigger Splash (2015) and Suspiria (2018).
For directing and producing Call Me by Your Name (2017), Guadagnino received widespread critical acclaim and several accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Nastro d'Argento for Best Director, and BAFTA Award for Best Direction.
Born on 10 August 1971 in Palermo, Italy, to an Italian father from Canicattì, Sicily, and an Algerian mother, Guadagnino spent his early childhood in Ethiopia, where his father taught history and Italian literature at a technical school in Addis Ababa. He studied literature at the University of Palermo, and graduated from Sapienza University of Rome in the faculty of History and Critics of Cinema with a thesis on the American filmmaker Jonathan Demme.
Guadagnino made his directorial debut with the feature film The Protagonists (1999), which was presented at the Venice Film Festival. In 2002, he directed Mundo Civilizado, presented at the Locarno Film Festival in 2003. His 2004 film Cuoco Contadino was presented at the Venice Film Festival, and Melissa P. made a successful debut the following year.
In 2009, he directed, wrote, and produced the cult hit I Am Love. Presented at a number of international festivals, the film was an immediate success with critics and audiences alike. In 2010, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.
In 2011, Guadagnino directed Inconscio Italiano, a feature-length documentary film presented at the Locarno Film Festival. His work in documentary continued with Bertolucci on Bertolucci (2013), which was shown at the Venice Film Festival, the London Film Festival and Paris Cinemathèque, and 50 other festivals in 2013 and 2014. Co-directed with Walter Fasano, the documentary was made entirely from archival material and received top international accolades.
As producer he realized the well-received short film Diarchia (2010), directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (who is Guadagnino's partner), which won the Pianifica prize at the Locarno Film Festival, received a special mention at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, was nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards, and won the prize for Best Director of a Short Film at the Nastri d'Argento. He also produced Filomarino's feature Antonia. in 2015.
In 2015, Guadagnino directed the erotic thriller A Bigger Splash, with Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. The film premiered at the 72nd Venice Film Festival where it was a selection for the main competition. Guadagnino's next film was Call Me by Your Name, an adaptation of André Aciman's novel of the same name, starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Filming took place in Crema, Italy, in May and June 2016, and the film debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2017, and in the United States on 24 November.
In September 2015, Guadagnino announced at the 72nd Venice Film Festival his plans to direct a remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria. Guadagnino set his version in Berlin circa 1977--the year in which the original film was released--and aimed to focus on "the concept [and...] uncompromising force of motherhood." Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson starred in the film, reuniting from Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash. Shooting began in Italy in October 2016, and concluded on 10 March 2017, in Berlin.Suspiria premiered at the 75th Venice Film Festival and received generally positive reviews.
In May 2017, it was announced Guadagnino was attached to direct Rio from a screenplay by Steven Knight, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal to star. In November 2017, Michelle Williams joined the project. However it was revealed in a profile for The New Yorker that Guadagnino has left the project.
In January 2019, it was announced Guadagnino had directed The Staggering Girl a short film, starring Julianne Moore, Kyle MacLachlan, Marthe Keller, KiKi Layne, Mia Goth and Alba Rohrwacher. The 35-minute short premiered during the 2019 Cannes Directors' Fortnight section.
In July 2017, it was announced Guadagnino was attached to direct a version of Swan Lake from a screenplay by Kristina Lauren Anderson, with Felicity Jones attached in the lead role. Universal Pictures will distribute. Furthermore, in December 2017, it was announced that he would direct Burial Rites, based on the 2013 novel of the same name, with Jennifer Lawrence producing and starring as Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman executed in Iceland.
In October 2018, it was announced that Guadagnino would be directing a film adaptation of the Bob Dylan album Blood on the Tracks with a screenplay written by Richard LaGravenese which reportedly follows characters "through a multiyear story, set in the seventies, drawing on the album's central themes".
Guadagnino has served twice on the jury of the Torino Film Festival: in 2003 for the Short Film section and in 2006 for the Official Jury. In 2010, he was a member of the Venice Film Festival. In 2011, he served as president of the Beirut Film Festival, and on the jury of the Locarno Film Festival.
Outside of film, he began working with the Italian fashion house Fendi in 2005. and in 2012 created Frenesy, a creative agency and production company that conceives and implements communications for luxury brands and produces fashion films, video and print advertising, and high-profile creative events.
Guadagnino headed the jury for Louis Vuitton's Journey Awards in 2012, an international competition dedicated to young filmmakers. He also participated as a jury member in the first edition of Fashion Film Festival Milano in 2014, chaired by Franca Sozzani, chief editor of Vogue Italia. In December 2011, he made his debut as an opera director with Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Italy.
Guadagnino is gay. He lives and works in a 17th-century palazzo in the heart of Crema, a city forty minutes from Milan. As of 2017 , he was dating Italian film director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, the second unit director of many of Guadagnino's films, and whose film Antonia, was produced by Guadagnino.
|2005||Melissa P.||Yes||Yes||Co-written with Barbara Alberti and Cristiana Farina|
|2009||I Am Love||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-written with Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo and Walter Fasano|
|2012||Padroni di casa||Yes|
|2015||A Bigger Splash||Yes||Yes|
|2017||Call Me by Your Name||Yes||Yes|
|2020||Born to Be Murdered||Yes|
|2003||The Making of Lotus||Yes|
|2008||The Love Factory No. 3
Pippo Delbono - Bisogna morire
|2013||Bertolucci on Bertolucci||Yes||Yes||Co-directed with Walter Fasano|
|2014||Belluscone: A Sicilian Story||Yes||Associate producer|
|2016||Ombre dal fondo||Yes|
|2002||Tilda Swinton: The Love Factory||Yes||Documentary|
|2004||Arto Lindsay Perdoa a Beleza (The Love Factory Series)||Yes||Documentary|
|2019||The Staggering Girl||Yes||Yes|
|2020||We Are Who We Are||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-written with Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri|
|2012||Destinée||Yes||7-minute Cartier ad|||
|2012||Here||Yes||Concept by||15-minute Starwood Hotels ad|||
|2012||One Plus One||Yes||3-minute Giorgio Armani ad|||
|2012||The Switch||Yes||2-minute Tod's ad|||
|2013||Adele's Dream||Yes||3-minute Fendi ad|||
|2013||Walking Stories||Yes||Yes||21-minute Salvatore Ferragamo ad|||
|2014||A Rose Reborn||Yes||19-minute Ermenegildo Zegna ad|||
|1999||Venice Film Festival||FEDIC Award - Special Mention||The Protagonists||Won|
|2008||Turin Film Festival||Best Italian Documentary Film||The Love Factory No. 3||Won|
|2009||Venice Film Festival||Queer Lion||I Am Love||Nominated|||
|2010||Berlin Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Nominated|||
|Boulder International Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Won|||
|Nastro D'Argento Awards||Best Original Story||Nominated|
|Santa Barbara International Film Festival||Best International Film||Nominated|||
|2011||Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards||Best Non-English Language Film||Nominated|||
|British Academy Film Awards||Best Film Not in the English Language||Nominated|||
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||Nominated|||
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||Nominated|||
|2014||Nastro D'Argento Awards||Best Documentary About Cinema||Bertolucci on Bertolucci||Nominated|
|2015||Venice Film Festival||Golden Lion||A Bigger Splash||Nominated|||
|Soundtrack Stars Award||Won|
|Best Innovative Budget Award||Won|
|2017||The Advocates Person of the Year||N/A||Finalist|||
|Adelaide Film Festival||Best Feature||Call Me by Your Name||Nominated|||
|Berlin International Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Nominated|||
|Chéries-Chéris Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Won|||
|Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards||Best Film||4th place|||
|Florida Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Ghent International Film Festival||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Gotham Independent Film Awards||Best Feature||Won|||
|IndieWire Critics Poll||Best Film||7th place|||
|Best Director||2nd place|
|Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival||Best Film||Won|||
|Ljubljana International Film Festival||Best Feature||Won|||
|Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards||Best Film||Won|||
|National Board of Review Awards||Top Ten Films of the Year||Won|||
|Melbourne International Film Festival||Best Narrative Feature||Won|||
|Miskolc International Film Festival||Emeric Pressburger Award||Won|||
|Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Picture||Nominated|||
|San Diego Film Critics Society Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|San Sebastián International Film Festival||Best Film||Nominated|||
|St. Louis International Film Festival||Audience Choice Award||Won|||
|Sydney Film Festival||Audience Award||2nd place|||
|Toronto International Film Festival||People's Choice Award||3rd place|||
|Village Voice Film Poll||Best Director||4th place|||
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|2018||AACTA International Awards||Best Direction||Nominated|||
|Academy Awards||Best Picture||Nominated|||
|American Film Institute Awards||Top Ten Films of the Year||Won|||
|Amanda Awards||Best Foreign Feature Film||Nominated|||
|Austin Film Critics Association Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|British Academy Film Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Director||Nominated|||
|Dorian Awards||Film of the Year||Won|||
|Director of the Year (Film and Television)||Nominated|
|LGBTQ Film of the Year||Won|
|Empire Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|European Film Awards||People's Choice Award for Best European Film||Won|||
|Georgia Film Critics Association Awards||Best Picture||Nominated|||
|Gold Derby Awards||Best Picture||Won|||
|Golden Ciak Awards||Best Film||Won|||
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Motion Picture - Drama||Nominated|||
|Houston Film Critics Society Awards||Best Picture||Nominated|||
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|International Cinephile Society Awards||Best Picture||Won|||
|London Film Critics' Circle Awards||Film of the Year||Nominated|||
|Director of the Year||Nominated|
|Los Angeles Italia Film Festival||Excellence Award||Won|||
|Nastro d'Argento Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Producers Guild of America Awards||Best Theatrical Motion Picture||Nominated|||
|Satellite Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Venice Film Festival||Golden Lion||Suspiria||Nominated|||
|2019||Independent Spirit Awards||Robert Altman Award||Won|||