Participant profile: Stefano Rulli

We jaunt over to Italy, to say ciao to Stefano Rulli.

Stefano Rulli

Stefano Rulli

Stefano was born in Rome, and after graduating in Literature with a thesis on ‘Neorealism and the Cinema Critic’ in 1974, he organised the conference on Neorealism at the Mostra del Nuovo Cinema in Pesaro.  He wrote the book Polanski and began to contribute to the magazines Ombre rosse, Scena, Quaderni Piacentini, Essai, and Cinemasessanta, with articles about emerging cinematographies: Schlondorff and the New German Cinema; Bacso and the Hungarian Cinema;  Wajda and the third Polish generation.

With the essay ‘Perrault: alla ricerca del paese perduto’ on Canadian Direct Cinema he developed a theoretical reflection which lead him to direct documentaries.

He has worked as a script developer at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and for European MEDIA programs.

Stefano has written many movies, among them: Meri per sempre, Il Portaborse, Muro di Gomma. Ladro di bambini, Arriva la bufera, Il toro, La scuola, Pasolini: un delitto italiano, La tregua,  I piccoli maestri, La meglio gioventù, Romanzo Criminale, and Mio fratello è figlio unico.

For television, he has written the series La piovra (seasons 3, 4, 5, 6), Don Milani, La vita che verràCome l’America, Perlasca, and Cefalonia.

He has directed a number of documentaries, including Matti da slegare, La macchina cinema, Il pane e le mele, Settecamini a Roma, Lunario d’inverno, and Un silenzio particolare.

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