Actress, Actress ITALY

Giovanna MEZZOGIORNO

Giovanna MEZZOGIORNO

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Biography

Giovanna began her artistic career in 1995 at the Bouffes du Nord Theater in Paris, playing in Qui est là?, a Peter Brook creation. In 1997 she plays her first cinema part in The Bride’s Journey, by Sergio Rubini. She got international ecognition with her roles in The Last Kiss by Gabriele Muccino (2002), Facing Windows by Ferzan Ozpetek (2005) and Don’t Tell by Cristina Comencini (nominated for the Academy Award and awarded Best Actress at Venice in 2005). Giovanna continued her cinema career with Les Murs porteurs by Cyril Gelblat (2007), Love in theTime of Cholera by Mike Newell (2007), Palermo Shooting by Wim Wenders (2007) and Vincere by Marco Bellocchio (Competition, Cannes 2009). In 2004, she returns to theater playing in 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane. She produced in the Through the Eyes, a documentary on her father, Vittorio Mezziogiorno (2009, awarded special mention at the Venice Film Festival).

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2010
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Directors

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Director, Actor, Script Writer
Cristi PUIU

Cristi PUIU

Director
Clint EASTWOOD

Clint EASTWOOD

Director, Actor
Claude LANZMANN

Claude LANZMANN

Script Writer
Luc BESSON

Luc BESSON

Director
Mike LEIGH

Mike LEIGH

Director
Michel HAZANAVICIUS

Michel HAZANAVICIUS

Producer, Script Writer
Nandita DAS

Nandita DAS

Actress, Actress
Victor ERICE

Victor ERICE

Director
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