Franco Brusati

Franco Brusati (Milan, 4 August 1922 Rome, 28 February 1993) was an Italian screenwriter and director.

Franco Brusati
Born(1922-08-04)4 August 1922
Died28 February 1993(1993-02-28) (aged 70)
Rome, Italy
Film director
Years active1950-1989


He directed international awarded film hit Bread and Chocolate, one of the finest examples of Commedia all'italiana films in the 1970s.

He was an Academy Award nominee as Best Foreign Film for his 1979 film To Forget Venice.[1] It also won the David di Donatello for Best Film. In 1983, he was a member of the jury at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


As film director

As screenwriter


  1. "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. "Berlinale: 1983 Juries". Retrieved 2010-11-14.

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