Leo Pescarolo

Leo Pescarolo (1935 24 May 2006) was an Italian film producer.

Leo Pescarolo
Died24 May 2006 (aged 70)
OccupationFilm producer

The son of the actress Vera Vergani, Pescarolo entered the film industry at age 22, first as an assistant director of Gianni Franciolini and Mario Camerini, and later as a producer.[1] He produced many films of Liliana Cavani, Giuliano Montaldo and almost all the works of Francesca Archibugi, as well as films by Federico Fellini, Francesco Rosi and Lars von Trier.[1] In 1994 he won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Producer, for Archibugi's The Great Pumpkin, and in 1997 he won the David di Donatello in the same category for The Truce.[2] Pescarolo was also a renowned gastronome, and he held a cooking column for a newspaper.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Rombi (25 May 2006). "Addio Pescarolo produttore di Fellini e Rosi". La Repubblica. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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