Turi Vasile

Turi Vasile (22 March 1922 - 1 September 2009) was an Italian producer, director, playwright, screenwriter, film critic and author.

Turi Vasile
Vasile in 1956
Born22 March 1922 (1922-03-22)
Messina, Italy
Died1 September 2009 (2009-10) (aged 87)
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Messina, Sicily, Vasile started working as a playwright and a theatre director in the early 1940s.[1] After being assistant of Augusto Genina, starting from the mid-1940s he wrote a number of screenplays for films directed by Mario Camerini, Eduardo De Filippo, Gianni Franciolini and Alessandro Blasetti.[1] From the 1950s Vasile focused into producing, and produced many art films by notable directors such as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Dino Risi, Luigi Comencini, Antonio Pietrangeli, Franco Brusati.[1][2] He was also active as a film director, a film critic and an author, and he was president of the National Institute of Ancient Drama.[1][2]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. "A 87 anni Morto Turi Vasile, critico de "il Giornale". Produsse Fellini". Il Giornale. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2015.

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