Gianlorenzo Franzi

Film Critic, Italy

Gianlorenzo Franzi created Buioinsala, a TV program on cinema, twelve years ago; it still airs on regional networks in Calabria and Sicily. He writes for Nocturno Cinema, Rivista del Cinematografo, Teatro Contemporaneo e Cinema, and the websites and He is the artistic director of several festivals; at his festival Lamezia Terme, he created the Ligeia d’Argento. He has published two novels, As in Heaven as in Land and We are the Dead, and several books on cinema (Voci Notturne, the official guide to Pupi Avati’s masterpiece, and Strade Perdute, a dictionary of film in seven volumes).

Inspired by Schubert's Song Cycle

in 15th Festival of European Cinema, Lecce

On a bus in a small snow covered town, a young man i... read more

The Psychology of "Blood of My Blood"

in 72nd Venice International Film Festival

In Bobbio, a nun has seduced a priest; she is theref... read more

The True Story of Christine Chubbuck

in 34th Torino Film Festival

Christine tells the true story of Christine Chubbuck... read more

Fathers of Invention

in 74th Venice International Film Festival

Since his earliest films (such as Pi and Requiem for... read more