Leonida Barboni

Leonida Barboni (23 November 1909 – 6 November 1970) was an Italian film cinematographer.

Leonida Barboni
Born23 November 1909 (1909-11-23)
Fiuminata, Italy
Died6 November 1970 (1970-11-07) (aged 60)
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Fiuminata, Macerata, Barboni started his career working as a cameraman for Fox Movietone and Paramount newsreels.[1] He later worked as a cinematographer for documentaries, and in 1942 he made his feature film debut with La fanciulla dell'altra riva.[1] After the war Barboni started a critical acclaimed collaboration with the director Pietro Germi and with the set designer Carlo Egidi.[1] His style was characterized by the proliferation of small light sources, a great attention to detail and by the use of 'deep focus' shots.[1] He was the elder brother of the cinematographer and director Enzo Barboni.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Masi, Stefano. "Leonida Barboni" in Aa. Vv. Enciclopedia del Cinema Treccani. Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2003.
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