Pier Ludovico Pavoni

Pier Ludovico Pavoni (born 25 April 1926) was an Italian cinematographer, director, producer and screenwriter.

Born in Rome, Pavoni graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia as a camera operator in 1948 and started working in several documentary films, as a camera assistant to Leonida Barboni and Mario Craveri.[1] In 1952 he debuted as a cinematographer in a segment of the comedy film Marito e moglie directed by Eduardo De Filippo.[1] Among other things, he photographed a considerable number of peplum films.[1] Between 1960 and 1971 Pavoni also worked as a producer for the company "Dear".[1] He also directed three successful films in the mid-1970s, two of them based on his own screenplays.[1] He retired in 1989.[1]

In 1956, Pavoni received the award for best photography for Un po' di cielo at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. In 1959 he won the Nastro d'Argento for the cinematography of La muraglia cinese.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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