Cristina Comencini

Rome, Italy, 1956


Comencini is an Italian Director and screenwriter, daughter of the director Luigi Comencini. After graduating in economy, in 1988, she made her directing debut together with Federico Caffe with the film Zoo. After that she directed The Amusements of Private Life (I divertimenti della vita privata, 1990), La fine è nota (1992, based on the novel by Geoffrey Holliday Hall), which won the Italian Golden Globe as best film in 1993, and Marriages (Matrimoni, 1998). In 1995, she directed the film adaptation of Susanne Tamaro’s novel Va' dove ti porta il cuore. After the films Liberate i pesci (2000) and The Best Day of My Life (Il più bel giorno della mia vita, 2001), she successfully adapted her own novel Don't Tell (La bestia nel cuore, 2005) or fim. Her romantic comedy Black and White (Bianco e nero) was shown at the Torino Film Festival in November 2007, and a few years later she directed the drama When the Night (Quando la notte, 2011) and the comedy Latin Lover (2015) starring a group of fine international actresses. In addition, Comencini is a famous writer of novels such as Pagine strappate (1991), Passione di famiglia (1994), Il cappotto del turco (1997) and Matrioska (2002).


Films by this director

Black and White

(Bianco e nero, 2008)

Directed by: Cristina Comencini
PHOTOGRAPHY: Fabio Cianchetti

Elena, organizatorica kulturnih događanja, aktivna u poslu, prisiljava supruga Carla, informatičkog tehničara, da dolazi na mnogobrojne dobrotvorne večere. Za vrijeme konferencije organizirane za sakupljanje sredstava za Amref, Carlo, koji se nipošto ne osjeća blizak tom svijetu, susreće prelijepu Afrikanku, suprugu profinjenog afričkog intelektualca …

35mm, 1:1.85, color, 104 min

Latin lover


Directed by: Cristina Comencini
PHOTOGRAPHY: Italo Petriccione

Saverio Crispo, a famous actor from the golden age of Italian cinema and a latin lover in private life, was born in a small town in south Italy. The 10th anniversary of his death is approaching and inhabitants of his hometown plan to pay him a tribute. Therefore, his children gather in his first wife Rita’s house. They are all daughters but each has a different mother. Besides Rita’s daughter Susann, there is his Spanish wife Ramona with her daughter, French daughter Stephanie who is also an act...

color, 104 min
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