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Mario Martone - Director

Mario Martone

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Director and Screenwriter, 1958, Italy. Mario Martone began his career in the theatre and was one of the co-founders of the Neapolitan group Falso Movimento, in 1977, a leading contemporary avant-garde collective. Being interested in the dialogue between different artistic expressions since early in his career, the transition to cinema came naturally in the 1990s, Through films like Rehearsals for War (1998) or the historical fresco We Believed (2010), Martone questioned the place of violence and art in society. His first feature-film, Morte di un Matematico Napoletano, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1992.

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