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Papa M

Biography

Known alternately as Papa M, Aerial M, M May be the Thirteenth Notice, and M, David Pajo offers woven in and away of a few of the most innovative bands within the Midwest while focusing on his personal innovative solo and side projects. Given birth to in Tx in 1968 to Fernando “Nanding” Pajo and Darlene Feldbusch, he grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a founding person in Slint, the Louisville-based slowcore music group that wowed critics from 1987 to 1991. Once they split up, he used a number of bands, like the Palace Brothers, Stereolab, the For Carnation, Ruler Kong, and Royal Trux. He was also a full-time person in Tortoise until 1998, reducing his involvement together to focus on the M tasks. The normal thread between every one of the M tasks is certainly Pajo’s expressive, almost eerie electric guitar playing. Backed sometimes by soft, wave-like rhythms as well as the hum of synths and keyboards, the music includes a mesmerizing quality to it while conveying pictures of great expanses of space. Significant tasks include a divide one with Monade (Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab) beneath the name M May be the Thirteenth Notice (on Palace Information in 1995), and three full-length albums in the Move Town label: the self-titled Aerial M, released in 1997, Post Global Music, released in 1999 as Aerial M, and Live from a Shark’s Cage, the very first record released beneath the Papa M name, in 1999. Nation/folk EP Sings implemented two years afterwards. Papa M released a string of singles within the 2000s along with the full-lengths Whatever, Mortal (2001) and Gap of Burning up Alms (2004), a assortment of non-album materials spanning many monikers. He turned towards the Pajo moniker for 2005’s self-titled record and the next year’s 1968. For this period, he performed in Dead Kid, a hard rock and roll/metal band offering members from the For Carnation, Parlour, and Shipping and delivery Information. He also participated in Slint’s periodic reunion travels and festival performances. In ’09 2009, he released Scream beside me, an record of acoustic addresses of Misfits tracks, as Pajo. He also used the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the It’s Blitz tour. He performed as Papa M on the ATP NY 2010 celebration. He also briefly became a member of Interpol being a touring member. Pajo continuing to take part in Slint’s sporadic reunions, but sometime in 2014, he dropped desire for playing music. In Feb of 2015, Pajo survived a suicide attempt after publishing a suicide notice on his blog page. The outpouring of support from his family members, friends, and followers urged him to persevere and finally resume producing music. His 1st recording as Papa M in over ten years, Highway Songs premiered by Pull Town in November 2016.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Pajo
Nationality American
Awards David di Donatello for Best Actor, David di Donatello for Best Production Design, David Di Donatello for Best Costume Design
Music Groups Slint, Tortoise, Interpol, Zwan, The For Carnation, King Kong
Music Songs Barricade, Good Morning Captain, Lights, Honestly, Summer Well, Number of the Beast, Don, Aman, Memory Serves, Washer, Lyric, Nosferatu Man, Breadcrumb Trail, The Undoing, DLVD, I Set My Face to the Hillside, Over Jordan, Always Malaise, All of the Ways, Manson Twins, Krusty, Love to Love, Try It On, Think You Know, Safe Without, Glass Museum, Gavilan, High Lonesome Moan, Swung From the Gutters, Ten-Day Interval, Glenn, Djed, Up North Kids
Albums Highway Songs, Live from a Shark Cage, Whatever, Mortal, Scream With Me, Spiderland, Tweez, Millions Now Living Will Never Die, Interpol, TNT, Mary Star of the Sea, Hole of Burning Alms, Untitled


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#Fact
1 Retrospective at the 16th New Horizons Film Festival (2016).
2 As of 2016, seven of his films selected for Cannes competition.
3 Hates interviews and avoids public appearances.
4 Claimed that he is not a film director in the traditional sense, but a man who makes a film when he has something to say.
5 Survived cancer.
6 In 2002, he organized street protests against the government of Silvio Berlusconi.
7 Was considered for the role of Alexandre in Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Double Life of Veronique (1991), but dropped out because of some health problems. The role eventually went to Philippe Volter.
8 President of the Jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2001.
9 Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1986.
10 His passion for water polo inspired him to shoot Palombella rossa (1989).
11 Although resident for his whole life in Rome, he was born in Brunico, Alto Adige, when his parents were on vacation there.
12 Son-in-law of composer Luigi Nono.
13 Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997
14 Has become one of the most radical opponents to Silvio Berlusconi's government and policy in Italy. Many people believe his movie Il caimano (2006), which is inspired by Berlusconi's figure, influenced the 2006 Italian general election.
15 He owns a movie theatre in Rome, "Cinema Nuovo Sacher", named after his favourite cake (sacher torte).
16 His son Pietro Moretti, with Silvia Nono, was born in 1996.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mia madre 2015 producer
Su re 2012 associate producer
Block-notes di Habemus Papam 2011 Video documentary short producer
Habemus Papam 2011 producer
L'ultimo campionato 2007 Video documentary short producer
Il caimano 2006 producer
Te lo leggo negli occhi 2004 producer
The Last Customer 2003 Documentary short producer
Il grido d'angoscia dell'uccello predatore (20 tagli d'Aprile) 2003 Short producer
Zappaterra, 2002 Documentary short producer
La stanza del figlio 2001 producer
I diari della Sacher 2001 TV Series documentary producer - 7 episodes
Aprile 1998 producer
La seconda volta 1995 producer
Caro diario 1993 producer
Il portaborse 1991 producer
The Thing 1990 Documentary producer
Palombella rossa 1989 producer
It's Happening Tomorrow 1988 producer
Notte italiana 1987 producer
I Am Self Sufficient 1976 producer
Come parli, frate? 1974 producer
La sconfitta 1973 Short producer
Paté de bourgeois 1973 Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mia madre 2015 screenplay / story
Habemus Papam 2011 written by
Caos calmo 2008 writer
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "Diario di un Spettatore"
L'ultimo campionato 2007 Video documentary short written by
Il caimano 2006 story
Il grido d'angoscia dell'uccello predatore (20 tagli d'Aprile) 2003 Short
La stanza del figlio 2001 screenplay / story
Aprile 1998 written by
Il giorno della prima di Close Up 1996 Short
Caro diario 1993 written by
Palombella rossa 1989 screenplay / story
La messa è finita 1985 screenplay / story
Bianca 1984 screenplay / story
Sogni d'oro 1981 written by
Ecce bombo 1978 writer
Un autarchico a 'palazzo' 1977 TV Short writer
I Am Self Sufficient 1976 writer
Come parli, frate? 1974
La sconfitta 1973 Short writer
Paté de bourgeois 1973 Short writer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Il grido d'angoscia dell'uccello predatore (20 tagli d'Aprile) 2003 Short
La stanza del figlio 2001
Aprile 1998
Il giorno della prima di Close Up 1996 Short
L'unico paese al mondo 1994 Short segment "L'unico paese al mondo"
Caro diario 1993
The Thing 1990 Documentary
Palombella rossa 1989
La messa è finita 1985
Bianca 1984
Sogni d'oro 1981
Ecce bombo 1978
Un autarchico a 'palazzo' 1977 TV Short
I Am Self Sufficient 1976
Come parli, frate? 1974
La sconfitta 1973 Short
Paté de bourgeois 1973 Short
Mia madre 2015
Habemus Papam 2011
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "Diaro di uno Spettatore"
L'ultimo campionato 2007 Video documentary short
Il caimano 2006
Il diario del caimano 2006 Video documentary short
The Last Customer 2003 Documentary short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Venanzio Revolt: I miei primi 80 anni di cinema 2016 Voce
Mia madre 2015 Giovanni
Habemus Papam 2011 Lo psicoanalista
Caos calmo 2008 Pietro Paladini
Te lo leggo negli occhi 2004 Cliente negozio
La stanza del figlio 2001 Giovanni Sermonti
Three Lives and Only One Death 1996 uncredited
La seconda volta 1995 Alberto Sajevo
Il portaborse 1991 Cesare Botero
Palombella rossa 1989 Michele Apicella
It's Happening Tomorrow 1988 Matteo il carbonaio
La messa è finita 1985 Don Giulio
Bianca 1984 Michele Apicella
Sogni d'oro 1981 Michele Apicella
Ecce bombo 1978 Michele Apicella
Padre padrone 1977 Cesare
I Am Self Sufficient 1976 Michele Apicella
Come parli, frate? 1974 Don Rodrigo
La sconfitta 1973 Short Luciano
Paté de bourgeois 1973 Short Boy with camera

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Thing 1990 Documentary
I Am Self Sufficient 1976

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Il portaborse 1991 presenter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Holy Money 2009 special thanks
La ragazza del lago 2007 thanks
Una giornata al mare 2006 Documentary thanks
Paz! 2002 thanks
Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea 1997 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema 3 1994-2016 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2011-2016 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Filmstudio, mon amour 2015 Documentary Himself
Scandalo in sala. La sfida tra Potere e Cinema in Italia 2014 Documentary Himself
Tutte le storie di Piera 2013 Documentary Himself
Girlfriend in a Coma 2012 Documentary Himself
Une journée particulière 2012 Documentary Himself
Voi siete qui 2011 Documentary Himself
Block-notes di Habemus Papam 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2011 TV Series Himself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 Himself (segment "Diario di uno spettatore")
L'ultimo campionato 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2006 TV Movie Himself
Il caimano 2006 Himself / Silvio Berlusconi
Il diario del caimano 2006 Video documentary short Himself
I nostri trent'anni 2004 Documentary Himself
Gente di Roma 2003 Himself (uncredited)
Il grido d'angoscia dell'uccello predatore (20 tagli d'Aprile) 2003 Short Himself
Risposte senza domande: Nanni Moretti 1998 Documentary short Himself
Mundo VIP 1998 TV Series Himself
Signé croisette 1998 TV Series Himself
Aprile 1998 Himself
Il giorno della prima di Close Up 1996 Short Himself
39 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia 1995 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Film
L'unico paese al mondo 1994 Short Himself (segment "L'unico paese al mondo")
Cinéma, de notre temps 1994 TV Series documentary Nanni Moretti
Caro Nanni 1993 Documentary Himself
Caro diario 1993 Himself
Cinéma cinémas 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano 1985 Documentary
Un autarchico a 'palazzo' 1977 TV Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-1989 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2009 TV Series Various
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Épreuves d'artistes 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fellini: I'm a Born Liar 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Mia madre (2015)
2015 Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Cannes Film Festival Mia madre (2015)
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Italian Picture (Miglior film italiano) Habemus Papam (2011)
2011 Audience Award FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai Best Italian Film (Miglior Film Italiano) Habemus Papam (2011)
2011 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Film (Miglior Film) Habemus Papam (2011)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best Film (Miglior Film) Habemus Papam (2011)
2011 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Habemus Papam (2011) · Domenico Procacci
2011 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto) Habemus Papam (2011) · Federica Pontremoli
· Francesco Piccolo
2011 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Habemus Papam (2011)
2008 Silver Plaque Chicago International Film Festival Best Screenplay Caos calmo (2008) · Laura Paolucci
· Francesco Piccolo
2007 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Il caimano (2006) · Angelo Barbagallo
2006 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Film (Miglior Film) Il caimano (2006)
2006 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Il caimano (2006)
2006 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Il caimano (2006) · Federica Pontremoli
· Francesco Bruni
2006 Best Screenplay Taormina International Film Festival Il caimano (2006) · Francesco Piccolo
· Federica Pontremoli
2006 Award of the City of Rome Cannes Film Festival Il caimano (2006)
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Film (Miglior Film) Il caimano (2006) · Angelo Barbagallo
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Il caimano (2006)
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Il caimano (2006) · Angelo Barbagallo
2004 Golden Coach Cannes Film Festival
2003 Audience Award São Paulo International Film Festival Best Foreign Short Film The Last Customer (2003)
2003 Gold Plaque Chicago International Film Festival Best Documentary Short The Last Customer (2003)
2002 Guild Film Award - Silver Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Film (Miglior Film) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 FIPRESCI Prize Cannes Film Festival Competition La stanza del figlio (2001)
1996 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) La seconda volta (1995) · Angelo Barbagallo
1995 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Caro diario (1993)
1994 FIPRESCI Prize European Film Awards Caro diario (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best Film (Miglior Film) Caro diario (1993)
1994 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Caro diario (1993)
1994 Best Director Cannes Film Festival Caro diario (1993)
1994 Best International Film Cinéfest Sudbury Caro diario (1993)
1992 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Il portaborse (1991) · Angelo Barbagallo
1991 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Il portaborse (1991)
1990 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Palombella rossa (1989)
1990 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto) Palombella rossa (1989)
1990 Critics Award São Paulo International Film Festival Palombella rossa (1989)
1989 Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award Venice Film Festival Palombella rossa (1989)
1988 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) · Angelo Barbagallo
1986 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) La messa è finita (1985)
1986 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) La messa è finita (1985) · Sandro Petraglia
1986 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Special Jury Prize La messa è finita (1985)
1986 C.I.C.A.E. Award Berlin International Film Festival La messa è finita (1985)
1986 Golden Medal of the City of Rome David di Donatello Awards
1986 Alitalia Award David di Donatello Awards
1981 Special Jury Prize Venice Film Festival Sogni d'oro (1981)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best First Feature (Migliore Opera Prima) Io sono un autarchico (1976)
1978 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto) Ecce bombo (1978)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Mia madre (2015)
2015 European Film Award European Film Awards European Director Mia madre (2015)
2015 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore Non Protagonista) Mia madre (2015)
2015 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Mia madre (2015) · Valia Santella
· Francesco Piccolo
2015 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Mia madre (2015) · Domenico Procacci
2015 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Mia madre (2015)
2015 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Mia madre (2015) · Domenico Procacci
2015 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Mia madre (2015) · Francesco Piccolo
· Valia Santella
2015 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Mia madre (2015)
2015 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature Mia madre (2015)
2015 David David di Donatello Awards Best Film (Miglior Film) Mia madre (2015)
2015 David David di Donatello Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Mia madre (2015)
2015 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Mia madre (2015) · Francesco Piccolo
· Valia Santella
2015 David David di Donatello Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Mia madre (2015) · Domenico Procacci
2015 David David di Donatello Awards Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore non Protagonista) Mia madre (2015)
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale) Habemus Papam (2011) · Francesco Piccolo
· Federica Pontremoli
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Special Prize for the Best European Film (Premio speciale al miglior film europeo) Habemus Papam (2011)
2012 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera) Habemus Papam (2011)
2012 David David di Donatello Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Habemus Papam (2011)
2012 David David di Donatello Awards Best Film (Miglior Film) Habemus Papam (2011) · Domenico Procacci
2012 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Habemus Papam (2011) · Francesco Piccolo
· Federica Pontremoli
2011 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Habemus Papam (2011)
2008 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Caos calmo (2008)
2008 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Caos calmo (2008)
2008 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Caos calmo (2008) · Francesco Piccolo
· Laura Paolucci
2007 Golden Graal Golden Graals Best Comedic Director (Migliore Regista di Commedia) Il caimano (2006)
2007 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Il caimano (2006)
2006 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore Non Protagonista) Il caimano (2006)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best Film (Miglior Film) Il caimano (2006)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best Director (Migliore Regista) Il caimano (2006)
2006 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Il caimano (2006)
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Il caimano (2006) · Francesco Piccolo
· Federica Pontremoli
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore non Protagonista) Il caimano (2006)
2006 Critics Award (Film Commission Torino Piemonte) David di Donatello Awards Il caimano (2006)
2003 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2002 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 European Film Award European Film Awards European Film La stanza del figlio (2001) · Angelo Barbagallo
2001 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) La stanza del figlio (2001) · Linda Ferri
· Heidrun Schleef
2001 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) La stanza del figlio (2001) · Angelo Barbagallo
2001 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) La stanza del figlio (2001) · Heidrun Schleef
· Linda Ferri
2001 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 David David di Donatello Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) La stanza del figlio (2001) · Linda Ferri
· Heidrun Schleef
2001 David David di Donatello Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) La stanza del figlio (2001) · Angelo Barbagallo
1999 Goya Goya Awards Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea) Aprile (1998)
1999 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Aprile (1998)
1998 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Aprile (1998)
1998 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Aprile (1998)
1996 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) La seconda volta (1995)
1996 David David di Donatello Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) La seconda volta (1995) · Angelo Barbagallo
1995 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Caro diario (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best Actor (Migliore Attore) Caro diario (1993)
1994 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Caro diario (1993)
1994 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto) Caro diario (1993)
1994 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Caro diario (1993) · Angelo Barbagallo
1994 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Caro diario (1993)
1994 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature Caro diario (1993)
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Caro diario (1993) · Angelo Barbagallo
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Caro diario (1993)
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Caro diario (1993)
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Caro diario (1993)
1990 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Palombella rossa (1989)
1990 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Palombella rossa (1989)
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) Palombella rossa (1989)
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Palombella rossa (1989)
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Palombella rossa (1989) · Angelo Barbagallo
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Palombella rossa (1989)
1988 David David di Donatello Awards Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Domani accadrà (1988) · Angelo Barbagallo
1986 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) La messa è finita (1985) · Sandro Petraglia
1986 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto) La messa è finita (1985) · Sandro Petraglia
1986 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival La messa è finita (1985)
1986 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature La messa è finita (1985)
1986 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) La messa è finita (1985)
1986 David David di Donatello Awards Best Director (Migliore Regista) La messa è finita (1985)
1986 David David di Donatello Awards Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) La messa è finita (1985) · Sandro Petraglia
1984 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista) Bianca (1984)
1984 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Bianca (1984)
1984 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature Bianca (1984)
1981 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Sogni d'oro (1981)
1978 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Ecce bombo (1978)
1977 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best New Director (Migliore Regista Esordiente) Io sono un autarchico (1976)

TitleSalary
Habemus Papam (2011) €500,000 (as director)

#Quote
1 It's important to tell a story in a non-academic manner, to have a narrative which doesn't limit itself to fulfilling the basics: a narrative which, although familiar with the rules, can do without them. However, it is also important that it rings true within yourself, and also within what you are in the process of telling. You should never have a flat and ordinary relationship with the material you want to present.
2 Characters in my movies go through crises. Everybody in real life, and similarly movie characters, goes through crises. I am interested in describing those moments since they show one's true character; truth emerges during a crisis.
3 [on religion] I remember the shirts that said 'Thank God I'm an atheist'. Funny. But I do not think so. I'm not a believer and I'm sorry.
4 To make an autobiographical film is a way of revealing oneself. But it's also a way of hiding oneself.
5 Italian journalism is getting worse and worse. It is looking for sensationalism. I don't identify with the descriptions many journalists give of me, but never mind. For sure, I can't and don't want to be on TV every day to show that I am different from the character the journalists depict.

#Trademark
1 Frequently acts in his films

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