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SalentoInternationalFilmFest Awards Italiano
September 2/10, 2016 / Tricase / Salento / Italy

THE DIRECTOR

CARLO CARLEI WILL RECEIVE THE 

SALENTO CINEMA AWARD 2016

Carlo Carlei is an Italian born writer/director.

In   

1990   

writes   

and   

directs   

the   

groundbreaking   

CAPTAIN   

COSMOS,   

the   

first   

TV-Movie

entirely   

shot   

in   

High   

Definition   

(HDTV).   

   

In   

1992   

writes   

and   

directs   

FLIGHT   

OF   

THE

INNOCENT.  

Released  

by  

MGM  

in  

the  

U.S.  

and  

by  

Buena  

Vista  

worldwide,  

it  

becomes  

an

instant                                                                                                                                          

classic.

In  

1995  

writes  

and  

directs  

FLUKE,  

from  

a  

novel  

by  

James  

Herbert,  

with  

Matthew  

Modine,

Nancy  

Travis  

and  

Eric  

Stoltz.  

In  

1997  

directs  

the  

documentary  

IN  

THE  

HEAT,  

about  

director

Michael   

Mann.   

In   

2000   

writes   

and   

directs   

PADRE   

PIO:   

MIRACLE   

MAN,   

starring   

Sergio

Castellitto.  

This  

critically  

acclaimed  

film  

broke  

all  

the  

rating  

records  

in  

the  

history  

of  

Italian

television.  

In  

2003  

Carlei  

and  

Castellitto  

reteam  

on  

FERRARI,  

based  

on  

the  

life  

of  

the

legendary car racer.

Developes  

several  

projects  

like  

DAREDEVIL  

(Fox),  

MANHATTAN  

GHOST  

STORY  

(Carolco),

PINCUSHION   

(Columbia),   

I   

AM   

LEGEND   

(Warner   

Bros),   

FOREVER,   

INC.   

(Pacifica),   

300

(Cecchi  

Gori  

Pictures),  

A  

SEASON  

IN  

HELL  

and  

THE  

LAST  

LEGION  

(Dino  

De  

Laurentiis),

MERCURY  

(New  

Line),  

THE  

PLUMBER  

(Radar  

Pictures),  

A  

TALE  

OF  

TWO  

CLASSMATES  

(New

Regency).

In  

2008  

writes  

and  

directs  

FLIGHT  

TO  

FREEDOM:THE  

AVIATOR,  

a  

Holocaust-themed  

TV-

Movie in celebration of The Day Of Remembrance.

In  

2011  

writes  

and  

directs  

a  

remake  

of  

the  

Italian  

classic  

GENERAL  

DELLA  

ROVERE  

for  

RAI

Television  

starring  

Pierfrancesco  

Favino.  

In  

2013  

directs  

ROMEO  

AND  

JULIET,  

adapted  

by

Oscar  

winner  

screenwriter  

Julian  

Fellowes  

and  

starring  

Hailee  

Steinfeld,  

Paul  

Giamatti,

Damian  

Lewis,  

Douglas  

Booth,  

Kodi  

Smit-McPhee,  

Stellan  

Skarsgard,  

Ed  

Westwick.  

In  

2014

writes  

and  

directs  

the  

miniseries  

THE  

INDOLENT  

JUDGE  

(IL  

GIUDICE  

MESCHINO)  

starring

Luca  

Zingaretti.  

In  

2015  

writes  

and  

directs  

the  

World  

War  

I  

miniseries  

THE  

BORDER  

(IL

CONFINE) tha RAI will broadcast in the fall 2016.

He's  

currently  

editing  

his  

first  

crime  

series,  

THE  

BASTARDS  

OF  

PIZZOFALCONE,  

based  

on

the  

bestselling  

novels  

by  

Maurizio  

De  

Giovanni  

and  

prepping  

his  

next  

film,  

the  

Mafia

thriller THE PASSENGER, which will be simultaneously published as a graphic novel.

He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Saturday  September 10 at the closing night and Awards Presentation the film director Carlo Carlei will receive the “Salento Cinema Award 2016”. which recognizes the artistic excellence, professional accomplishment and dedication to cinema. After the Award Ceremony  we screen his last feature film “Romeo & Juliet” directed by Carlo carlei.