Tullio Kezich

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Tullio Kezich (born September 17, 1928 in Trieste , † August 17, 2009 in Rome ) was an Italian film critic , screenwriter , writer and dramaturge .


Kezich began his career in 1946 as a journalist at Radio Trieste , for which he reported, among other things, on the Venice Film Festival . Since the 1950s he wrote regularly for film magazines, including Sipario , of which he was director from 1971 to 1974, as well as for well-known papers such as Panorama , La Repubblica and the Corriere della Sera .

After he had already been production secretary for the film Cuori senza frontiere by Luigi Zampa in 1949 , he founded the company 22 dicembre with Ermanno Olmi in 1961 , for which he worked as artistic director until 1965 on films by Olmi himself, as well as by Roberto Rossellini and Lina , among others Wertmüller collaborated. In Olmis Il Posto (1961) he had a role as an actor. From 1964 Kezich also worked as a dramaturge. From 1969 to 1984 he worked as a producer for RAI .

In 1984 he was a member of the international jury at the Berlin Film Festival . Kezich wrote scripts (as for Olmis The Legend of the Holy Drinker based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Roth , who won the Golden Lion in Venice in 1988 ), plays and several books, including a Fellini biography.

Bibliography (selection)

  • Il western maggiorenne , Zigiotti Editore, Trieste 1953
  • L'uomo di sfiducia , Bompiani, Milano 1962
  • Il dolce cinema , Bompiani, Milano 1978
  • Su la Dolce Vita con Federico Fellini , Marsilio, Venezia 1996
  • Il campeggio di Duttogliano e altri ricordi , Sellerio, Palermo 2001, ISBN 8838917256 .
  • Federico - Fellini, la vita ei film , Feltrinelli, Milano 2002, ISBN 880749020X (German Federico Fellini - Eine Biographie , Diogenes Verlag, Zurich 2005, ISBN 3257064977 ).

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