Thursday, April 19, 2007

1989, Nanni Moretti, Italy: "La palombella rossa"

Nanni Moretti, well known Italian film director, devoted himself to his two passions: Cinema and Water-polo. In 1970 he played in first division in Italy and the Italian Junior National team. Once finished high school studies, he sold his stamps collection to buy a super8 cinema camera and started shooting home-made short films in 1973. In 1976 he directed, his first full-length film, destined to make him known as a new talent of Italian cinema. Among his several important films is “La Palombella Rossa” a political film of 1989, with a Water Polo background.
Photo: Nani Moretti (at the right side) and the famous Hungarian player of the 70's Imre Budavari, as an actor.

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