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AL DI QUA Director Corrado Franco


Corrado Franco’s works as a director include feature film “AL RIPARO DA SGUARDI INDISCRETI”, Special Jury Prize at Bruxelles Film Festival, the TV Movie for RAI “L’ULTIMA CORSA”, and the feature film “CORSA IN DISCESA” (“Debt of honor”, adapted from a story by Cornell Woolrich), starring Rüdiger Vogler (main actor in many Wim Wenders’s films) and with the cinematography by Luca Bigazzi (“THE GREAT BEAUTY - OSCAR WINNER).

“CORSA IN DISCESA” was been produced by Corrado Franco’s Sherpa Film company in collaboration with MEDIASET GROUP, MEDUSA DISTRIBUTION.

The film was presented at the TORINO FILM FESTIVAL (OFFICIAL COMPETITION) and won the QUALITY PRIZE BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE awarded to the 10 Best Italian Films released in Italy.

Corrado Franco directed the short film “L’ULTIMA QUESTIONE” (THE LAST QUESTION, 2000). ”

L’ULTIMA QUESTIONE” won several important awards including: GLOBO D’ORO (Golden globe) 2001 BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM awarded by the Foreign Press Association in Italy and NASTRO D’ARGENTO (Silver ribbon) 2001 BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM awarded by the Italian Film Journalists Union.

The short movie has also been selected in the Official Competition at: Montréal, Clermont-Ferrand, Los Angeles, Manchester, PiFan Puchon, Palm Springs, Saint Petersburg Film Festival, and in many other Festivals. The short film “L’ultima questione - The last question” achieved the "eligibility" for the ACADEMY AWARDS 2002, Best Live Action Short Film.

Since 2003 Corrado Franco has been looking after his ill mother Gigliola Franco, a poet, suffering from Parkinson's.

In June 2016 Corrado Franco completed “AL DI QUA” (Life Here), a poetic social protest docu-film, shot with a visionary and rigorous style, on the humanitarian tragedy of universal poverty and homelessness.

Corrado Franco has been Professor of Film-making studies at the University of Turin.