Writer/director of documentary and fiction films.
Gianluca Matarrese (1980) moved to Paris in 2002 to study cinema and theatre. He graduated in History and Criticism of North American Cinema at the University of Torino and Paris VIII, also graduating at the Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as writer and director in French television, creating a sit-comedy for OCS networks. There he continued as writer, reporter, artistic and segment producer for over 20 entertainment programs.
In 2019 he won the award for best Italian documentary at the Torino Film Festival with the film “Fuori Tutto” (“Everything Must Go”). His next five films circulate simultaneously in numerous international festivals and worldwide broadcasters: “La dernière séance” (“The Last Chapter”) closing at Venice Films Critics Weeks’ in 2021, winning the Queer Lion Award; “Il Posto” (“A Steady Job”) co-directed with Mattia Colombo, at Vision du Réel, Hot Docs, DMZ, Festival dei Popoli, Hainan Film Festival; “Fashion Babylon” at CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Reykjavík, Sidney, Frameline. The short film “Pinned Into a Dress”, opens the Venice Films Critics Weeks’ in 2022. The new film “Les beaux parleurs” will be released in February 2023.
Film in lavorazione
HO VISTO UN RE di Giorgia Farina
MI FANNO MALE I CAPELLI di Roberta Torre
ORIONE di Silvia Luzi, Luca Bellino
LAST WORDS di Jonathan Nossiter
LE FAVOLOSE di Roberta Torre
LEONORA ADDIO di Paolo Taviani
IN VIAGGIO di Gianfranco Rosi
IL GRANDE PASSO di Antonio Padovan
NOUR di Maurizio Zaccaro
NOTTURNO di Gianfranco Rosi
FAITH di Valentina Pedicini
CORLEONE di Mosco Boucault
UNA QUESTIONE PRIVATA di Paolo Taviani
MORAVIA OFF di Luca Lancise
VANGELO di Pippo Delbono
FUOCOAMMARE di Gianfranco Rosi
MARAVIGLIOSO BOCCACCIO di Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani