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Ermanno Olmi

Ermanno Olmi (born July 24, 1931 in Bergamo, Lombardy) was a renowned Italian film director. Olmi's films have been described as "humanistic and reflective, portraying everyday people in particular landscapes and locations, while at the same time being charged with social comment and poetic flashes." His films fit into the artistic mold of Italian neorealism, though Olmi argued, in an interview found on the Criterion Edition DVD of his 1961 film, Il Posto, that this was the artistic tradition he was responding against because he used non-actors in authentic locations whereas neorealism, he claimed, used professional actors. However, many neorealist directors also used non-professional actors for secondary and sometimes even primary roles. His films, like most of those considered to be products of the neorealist movement, are shot in long, slow takes, and generally contain some sort of social commentary.

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Jul 24, 1931 In Treviglio, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Una storia milanese 1962-09-06
Latest Project:
Movie E venne l'uomo: Un dialogo con Ermanno Olmi 2022
Known For
Poster of Le 1000 vite di Bud Spencer
Poster of Ermanno Olmi: The Roots of the Tree
Poster of Racconti di giovani amori
Poster of Una storia milanese
Movie E venne l'uomo: Un dialogo con Ermanno Olmi Unknown 2022
Movie Le 1000 vite di Bud Spencer Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2019-10-29
Movie Vedete, sono uno di voi Unknown 2017-03-16
Movie Quando i tedeschi non sapevano nuotare Himself 2013-11-08
Movie L'ultimo gattopardo - Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo Himself 2010-09-07
Movie Effetto Olmi Himself 1982-06-17
Movie Ermanno Olmi: The Roots of the Tree Interviewee 1981-05-03
Movie Racconti di giovani amori Lawyer (segment "Il ragazzo di Gigliola") (uncredited) 1967-10-25
Movie Una storia milanese Unknown 1962-09-06