Giorgio Cugno



Giorgio Cugno (b. 1979, Torino) is a director, screenwriter, and actor. He studied direction and sculpture in Torino at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, he became interested in the fields of art and film, primarily taking up the relationship between fiction and the documentary image. He has produced numerous shorts and documentaries, both warmly received at home in Italy and on the international festival circuit. In 2009 he took part in the collective film "Walls and Borders" (2009). The drama "Vacuum", in which he portrays the character of the heroine’s husband, is his first feature. He chose to look at the world through the eyes of a young mother struggling with the loss of her identity. "Vacuum" was be presented at the 13th European Film Festival of Lecce, where it won four awards, including the Jury Award and the FIPRESCI award. Among other international film festivals, it has been chosen for the 47th Karlovy Vary IFF, 36th Göteborg International Film Festival and also selected for the 35th Villerupt's Italian Film Festival, the 57th Seminci Valladolid International Film Festival and the Official Competition of the 13th Tbilisi International Film Festival that aims at introducing new faces of European cinema. "Alien Food", his new feature film in progress, was selected by the Venice Production Bridge - 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

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