Luigi Chiarini

Luigi Chiarini (1900–1975) was an Italian film theorist, essayist, screenwriter and film director.

Luigi Chiarini
Luigi Chiarini in 1965
Born(1900-06-20)20 June 1900
Died12 November 1975(1975-11-12) (aged 75)
Rome, Lazio

Life and career

Born in Rome, Chiarini wrote extensively about film theory and in 1935 he founded the drama school Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.[1] He later founded and directed the Centro's official journal Bianco e Nero and the magazine Rivista del cinema italiano.[1] In 1961 he was appointed the first chair of film studies in Italy, at the University of Pisa.[1]

Between 1963 and 1968 Chiarini served as artistic director of the Venice International Film Festival.[1] He was also on the jury of the 1937 Venice Film Festival and the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Selected filmography




  1. Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009. pp. 79-80.

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