Aiace Parolin

Aiace Parolin (28 March 1920 – 19 November 2016) was an Italian film cinematographer.

Aiace Parolin
Born28 March 1920
Cagliari, Italy
Died19 November 2016 (aged 96)
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Cagliari, at young age Parolin moved to Rome where he studied mechanical drawing at the Technical Institute.[1] In 1935, he was hired as a camera maintenance engineer by film company Cines.[1] He first worked on set in 1947, as second assistant cameraman in the Giuseppe De Santis' drama film Tragic Hunt.[1]

In 1953, Parolin debuted as a cameraman under Leonida Barboni, and in 1961 he made his debut as a cinematographer on Alfredo Giannetti's Day by Day, Desperately.[1] He is best known for his long professional relationship with Pietro Germi, with whom he collaborated from 1964 until Germi's death.[1] He died on 19 November 2016, aged 96.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Mario Bernardo. Aic, 40° Anniversario. Associazione Italiana Autori della Fotografia Cinematografica, 1990. p. 67.
  2. "Il cordoglio di Teramo Nostra Sabato per la scomparsa di Aiace Parolin". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
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