Author, actor, director, born in Varazze in 1959. At the beginning of the 80s, he founded the Compagnia Pippo Delbono, with whom he put together nearly all his productions, from Il tempo degli assassini (1987) to Orchidee (2013), and Barboni, La rabbia, Guerra, Esodo, Gente di plastica, Urlo, Il silenzio. Numerous theatres, amongst which Paris’s Théâtre du Rond-Point, have dedicated retrospectives to his work and coproduced more recent works. For many years Pippo Delbono has also analysed cinematic language: Guerra (2003), shown
at the Mostra del Cinema in Venice and winner of the David di Donatello for best documentary. Then Grido (2006), La paura (2009), Amore carne (2013) previewed in the Orizzonti section of the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011, winner of the grand prize of the Festival di Nyon, considered by Le Monde to be amongst the best films of the year. Sangue, his latest film, was presented, the only Italian film in competition, at the 66th Festival di Locarno where it won the International Federation of Film Societies prize, at Lisbona Doc Festival.