HOME
The Info List - Franco Cristaldi





Franco Cristaldi (Turin, 3 October 1924 – Montecarlo, 1 July 1992) was an Italian film producer, credited with producing (or co-producing) feature films from the 1950s to the 1990s.[1]

Contents

1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] In 1946 Cristaldi founded Vides Cinematografica in Turin. This production company initially produced short and documentary films,[2] and would later be renamed to Cristaldifilm in the 1980s.[3] In the 1950s, Cristaldi changed his attention to feature films and moved to Rome. During his long career, he worked with directors and screenwriters such as Francesco Rosi, Pietro Germi, Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, and Giuseppe Tornatore. A noted film producer from some years in his native Italy, some of Cristaldi's most successful films internationally included The Name of the Rose and Nuovo cinema Paradiso. (The former winning a César and two BAFTAs, and the latter winning several BAFTAs, the Grand Prix at Cannes,[1] and Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards).[1] In 1977 Cristaldi was elected president of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations,[2] and was a member of the jury at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Personal life[edit] Cristaldi was born in Turin, Italy
Italy
in 1924, and studied at university for a time before focusing his interests on cinema.[2] He was first married to Carla Simonetti with whom he had a son, Massimo.[4] He applied to the Vatican to have this marriage annulled, and in 1966 married actress Claudia Cardinale.[4] He mentored Cardinale through her own film career, producing many of her films, until their divorce in 1975.[citation needed] In 1983, he married Eritrean actress Zeudi Araya, who starred in several Cristaldi-produced films. Franco Cristaldi died in Montecarlo
Montecarlo
in 1992, survived by his wife Zeudi, son Massimo, and adopted son Patrick, the son of Claudia Cardinale.[5] Selected filmography[edit]

A Hero of Our Times
A Hero of Our Times
(1955) Mio figlio Nerone, 1956; Le notti bianche, 1957; A Man of Straw, 1958; Big Deal on Madonna Street, 1958; Kapò, 1959; Piece of the Sky, 1959; Ghosts of Rome, 1961; The Assassin, 1961; Divorce, Italian Style, 1961; Seduced and Abandoned, 1964; Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa, 1965 Alibi 1969 The Red Tent, 1969 Oh, Grandmother's Dead
Oh, Grandmother's Dead
(1969) L'udienza, 1971 Amarcord, 1973 Christ Stopped at Eboli, 1979 Café Express, 1980 E la nave va, 1983; The Name of the Rose, 1986; Nuovo cinema Paradiso, 1988

References[edit]

^ a b c "Franco Cristaldi, Producer Who Made Films, Is Dead at 64". The New York Times. July 3, 1992.  ^ a b c "Hollywood.com - Franco Cristaldi - Biography". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.  ^ "Cristaldi Film - Who we are". CristaldiFilm.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012.  ^ a b "The Courage of Claudia Cardinale". Parade Magazine. 25 June 1967.  ^ "Film Star Reveals Secret of Baby Son". The Sun Herald. 16 April 1967. 

External links[edit]

Franco Cristaldi on IMDb

v t e

Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Producer

Peg Film (1954) Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
/ Carlo Ponti
Carlo Ponti
(1955) Cines
Cines
(1956) Carlo Ponti
Carlo Ponti
(1957) Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
(1958) Franco Cristaldi (1959) Goffredo Lombardo (1960) Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
(1961) Alfredo Bini
Alfredo Bini
(1962) Goffredo Lombardo (1963) Angelo Rizzoli (1964) Franco Cristaldi (1965) Marco Vicario
Marco Vicario
(1966) Antonio Musu (1967) Alfredo Bini
Alfredo Bini
(1968) Luigi Carpentieri / Ermanno Donati (1969) Alberto Grimaldi (1970) Silvio Clementelli (1971) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
(1972) Alberto Grimaldi (1973) Franco Cristaldi (1974) Rusconi Film (1975) Andrea Rizzoli (1976) Edmondo Amati (1977) RAI
RAI
TV (1978) RAI
RAI
TV (1979) Franco Cristaldi / Nicola Carraro (1980) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
/ Mauro Berardi (1981) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1982) RAI
RAI
TV (1983) Gianni Minervini (1984) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
(1985) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
(1986) Franco Committeri (1987) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1988) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1989) Claudio Bonivento (1990) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1991) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1992) Angelo Rizzoli (1993) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
/ Leo Pescarolo (1994) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1995) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1996) Antonio Avati / Pupi Avati
Pupi Avati
/ Aurelio De Laurentiis
Aurelio De Laurentiis
(1997) Marco Risi
Marco Risi
/ Maurizio Tedesco (1998) Medusa Produzione (1999) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(2000) Tilde Corsi / Gianni Romoli (2001) Fandango (2002) Fandango (2003) Angelo Barbagallo (2004) Aurelio De Laurentiis
Aurelio De Laurentiis
(2005) Riccardo Tozzi / Marco Chimenz / Giovanni Stabilini (2006) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2007) Domenico Procacci (2008) Fabio Conversi / Maurizio Coppolecchia / Nicola Giuliano / Andrea Occhipinti / Francesca Cima (2009) Giorgio Diritti / Simone Bachini (2010) Domenico Procacci (2011) Domenico Procacci (2012)

Category

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 87031303 LCCN: no96043475 ISNI: 0000 0001 1952 2237 GND: 1061871223 SUDOC: 074045954 BIBSYS: 10043847 ICCU: ITICCUMODV129114 BN

.