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Pasquale Scimeca

Biography of Pasquale Scimeca

Pasquale Scimeca was born on 1 February 1956 in Aliminusa, province of Palermo. After finishing school, he moved to Florence to attend university and graduated in letters with a specialisation in contemporary history. He taught literature and history for several years, then in 1989 founded the independent production cooperative Arbash Film and produced his first full-length 16 mm film entitled La donzelletta.
His second work, again a full-length 16 mm film, was Un sogno perso, which he presented at the Taormina film festival.
In 1993 he directed his first 35 mm film Il giorno di San Sebastiano, which  won a golden globe and was presented at the Venice film festival in the section Showcase of Italian cinema.
In the following years he directed a series of documentaries including La tana del lupo produced by Rai, which won him a special mention at the San Benedetto del Tronto documentary film festival.
In 1996 he directed his second full-length film entitled Briganti di Zabut, which earned him a special mention at the Taormina film festival and won the jury prize at the Grosseto Film Festival.
In 2000 he directed Placido Rizzotto, which was presented at the Venice film festival in the section Cinema of the present.

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Biography

Pasquale Scimeca

Biography of Pasquale Scimeca

Pasquale Scimeca was born on 1 February 1956 in Aliminusa, province of Palermo. After finishing school, he moved to Florence to attend university and graduated in letters with a specialisation in contemporary history. He taught literature and history for several years, then in 1989 founded the independent production cooperative Arbash Film and produced his first full-length 16 mm film entitled La donzelletta.
His second work, again a full-length 16 mm film, was Un sogno perso, which he presented at the Taormina film festival.
In 1993 he directed his first 35 mm film Il giorno di San Sebastiano, which  won a golden globe and was presented at the Venice film festival in the section Showcase of Italian cinema.
In the following years he directed a series of documentaries including La tana del lupo produced by Rai, which won him a special mention at the San Benedetto del Tronto documentary film festival.
In 1996 he directed his second full-length film entitled Briganti di Zabut, which earned him a special mention at the Taormina film festival and won the jury prize at the Grosseto Film Festival.
In 2000 he directed Placido Rizzotto, which was presented at the Venice film festival in the section Cinema of the present.

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Italica is a Rai International production. The material displayed on this site is protected by copyright and is available for informative purposes only