Pietro Marcello (b. 1976, Caserta, Italy) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. He acquired experience in filmmaking as assistant director to Leonardo Di Costanzo on the set of the latter’s documentary Gennarino (2000). He, himself, then directed several short and medium-length documentaries, such as Carta (2003), La baracca (2005), Crossing the Line (Il passaggio della linea, 2007) and Marco Bellocchio, Venezia 2011 (2011). His feature film debut The Mouth of the Wolf (La bocca del lupo, 2009), which won awards at the Berlinale and the Torino IFF, was screened in the documentary competition at KVIFF in 2010. Two years later Karlovy Vary audiences also had the opportunity to see his original portrait of Armenian director Artavazd Peleshyan in The Silence of Peleshyan (Il silenzio di Pelešjan, 2011), which premiered at Venice. Marcello’s latest film Lost and Beautiful represented Italy in competition at the 68th Locarno IFF in 2015.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016