Cristina Comencini

Cristina Comencini (Italian: [krisˈtiːna komenˈtʃiːni]; born 8 May 1956) is an Italian film director, screenwriter and novelist.

Cristina Comencini
Born (1956-05-08) 8 May 1956
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, novelist
Years active1982 - present


She is one of four daughters of Italian film director Luigi Comencini. She attended with her sisters le Lycée français Chateaubriand (Rome).[1]

Cristina Comencini's 2005 film The Beast in the Heart, based on her own novel La bestia nel cuore, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Her upcoming film When the Night, also based on her own novel and published in the United States by Other Press, is scheduled to compete in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in September.[2]

She is mother of former Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda.


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