Fabio Carpi

Fabio Carpi (19 January 1925 – 26 December 2018 ) was an Italian director, screenwriter, and author.

Fabio Carpi
Born19 January 1925
Milan, Italy
Died26 December 2018(2018-12-26) (aged 93)
OccupationDirector, screenwriter

Life and career

Born in Milan, in the 1940s Carpi began his career as a film critic for the newspapers Libera Stampa and L'Unità.[1] In 1951 he moved to Brasil, where he started collaborating to some screenplays. Returned in Italy in 1954, until 1971 he was active as a screenwriter for notable directors such as Antonio Pietrangeli, Dino Risi and Vittorio De Seta.[1] In 1971 he won a Nastro d'Argento for the screenplay of Nelo Risi's Diary of a Schizophrenic Girl.[2] Starting from 1957 he was also a critically acclaimed novelist and essayist.[1] His novel Patchwork won the Bagutta Prize in 1998.[3]

After a 1968 documentary short, in 1972 Carpi made his feature film debut with the drama Corpo d'amore.[1] His films were referred to as "figuratively accurate, literary, often metaphorical and difficult to understand", "deep explorations of the human psyche".[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  3. ""Patchwork" di Carpi premiato con il Bagutta". Corriere della Sera. 30 November 1998. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
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