Maria Sole Tognazzi

Maria Sole Tognazzi (born 2 May 1971) is an Italian film director.

Maria Sole Tognazzi
Born (1971-05-02) 2 May 1971
OccupationFilm director
Years active1997–present


She is the daughter of actor and director Ugo Tognazzi and actress Franca Bettoia. She has a brother, actor Gianmarco, and two half-brothers, actor and director Ricky Tognazzi and Norwegian film director and film producer Thomas Robsahm.

Following years as an apprentice director, she made her directorial debut with the 1997 live action short film Non finisce qui. This was followed by two more short films, C'ero anch'io (1999) and Sempre a tempo (2000). Her first feature-length film was Past Perfect (Italian: Passato prossimo, 2003), for which she also co-wrote the screenplay with Daniele Prato and for which the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists awarded her the 2003 Nastro d'Argento for Best New Director.[1] It was also entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

Her second feature film, The Man Who Loves (Italian: L'uomo che ama, 2008), was written with Ivan Cotroneo and filmed at Lake Orta and Turin. The cast included Pierfrancesco Favino and Monica Bellucci. In 2010, her documentary Ritratto di mio padre (Portrait of My Father) was screened at the Rome Film Festival. Her third feature film, A Five Star Life (Italian: Viaggio sola, 2013), starring Margherita Buy, was written with Ivan Cotroneo and Francesca Marciano. Me, Myself and Her is the first feature-length Italian romantic comedy about a lesbian relationship.[3][4]


See also


  1. IMDb
  2. "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  3. Rodriguez, Stephanie (2 August 2016). "Director Maria Sole Tognazzi Toasts Strong Women of a Certain Age With the Romantic Comedy 'Me, Myself and Her'". Stage Buddy. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. Berger, Laura (3 November 2016). "Trailer Watch: Maria Sole Tognazzi's Romantic Comedy "Me, Myself and Her"". Women and Hollywood. Retrieved 13 August 2019.


Maria Sole Tognazzi on IMDb

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