Won the 1991 International Critics’ Week sidebar at Venice with his feature debut Vito and the Others.
Five years later he made Pianese Nunzio, 14 in May, based on a true story. In 2001 he was in Official Competition at Venice with Red Moon, a reinterpretation of the tragic story of Orestes.
In 2005 he directed Mario’s War, on foster families and that same year the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a retrospective of his work.
In 2007 his Luce del cielo was the opening video of the Triennale del Design in Milan.