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Francesca Archibugi

Francesca Archibugi

Highest Rated: 100% An Italian Name (2015)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Leisure Seeker (2017)

Birthday: May 16, 1960

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Francesca Archibugi is an Italian actress, director, and writer. In the 1970s, she acted in a handful of films, though it would be her work behind the camera where Archibugi would flourish. She attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Cinecittà in Rome, studying filmmaking, and directed a number of short films in the early 1980s. Her feature film debut as a writer and director, "Mignon Has Come to Stay," is a naturalistic study of a teenage girl from a rich French family who causes turmoil when she moves in with her poorer Italian relatives. Like many of Archibugi's work, the film is both a character study and an examination of socio-political conflict. "Mignon Has Come to Stay" would go on to win a number of prestigious film prizes. Her next film, "Towards Evening," starring the legendary Marcello Mastroianni and Sandrine Bonnaire, also garnered considerable praise and was likewise a success critically. "The Great Pumpkin," her 1993 film about a child psychiatrist, solidified her reputation as one of Italy's most important directors, and was viewed by many critics as her best work up to that point. Keeping with her interest in chronicling modern Italian life, Archibugi's 2001 film "Tomorrow" focused on how the disastrous 1997 Umbrian earthquake affects a number of people.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hummingbird Director,
Writer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Siccità Screenwriter - 2022
71% No Score Yet The Hummingbird Director,
Screenwriter
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vivere Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magical Nights Screenwriter - 2018
38% 57% The Leisure Seeker Screenwriter $3.2M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Potatoes Director - 2017
84% 81% La pazza gioia Writer $107.4K 2016
100% 67% An Italian Name Director,
Writer
- 2015
No Score Yet 44% A Stroke of Luck Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renzo e Lucia Director,
Writer
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tomorrow Director,
Writer
- 2001
No Score Yet 86% Shooting the Moon Director,
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il grande cocomero Director - 1993
No Score Yet 43% The Great Pumpkin Director,
Writer
- 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Pumpkin Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Towards Evening Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wicked Writer - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet La cintura Writer - 1989
No Score Yet 67% Mignon è partita Director,
Writer
- 1988