Paolo Benvenuti (Pisa, 1946) is a director, screenwriter and film producer Italian.


Paolo Benvenuti was born in Pisa in 1946. After interested in painting, even under the facts of artistic studies at the Art Institute and the Magisterium in Florence, he devoted himself to cinema shorts starting to realize that soon earned him the first official recognition. In the early ‘seventies, in collaboration with RAI, he completed a medium-length film of great historical and cultural value:’ Medea, the theater in May of Buti ‘which earned him admission to the official selections of the 1973 Berlin Film Festival. After working as a volunteer assistant for renowned directors such as Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet [2], Paul Welcome founded in Pisa in 1982, the film club "Arsenal" will become one of the most popular in Tuscany and it currently has more than 10,000 members.
The 1988 is the year of his debut with the feature: The kiss of Judas, who gets widespread support and input to the official selection of the Venice Film Festival the same year. Then made, in 1992, Confortorio, Tiburzi in 1996, Costanza in 2000 and 2003 from Libbiano of State Secrets.
Always interested in the relationship between history and cinema and then the relationships between the historical events actually happened and how to tell through the use of audio-visual medium, he professes the defending champion of beauty and good taste of Image and in the Image: a relentless struggle in favor of ‘"Visual Hygiene" and incessantly against the ugliness perpetrated by the new media so sadly ill-used.
In 2001, at the town of Viareggio, established the School of Cinema "Intolerance" giving many training courses in audiovisual education. Just with the students and staff of that school, and taking advantage of the valuable collaboration of the photographer Enzo Cei [3], has embarked on the making of the film "Puccini and the Girl" [4], focuses on some unusual and disturbing events of the life of James Puccini. The film was released in theaters in 2008, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 150 years since the birth of the great composer Giacomo Puccini.

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