Early on in her career, Italian-born Valeria Golino was awarded the Prize of Best Actress for her role in Francesco Maselli's A Tale of Love at the Venice Film Festival in 1986. Her career became international and she notably appeared in Barry Levinson's Rain Man (1988), Jim Abrahams' Hot Shots! (1991) and Hot Shots! 2 (1993), Emanuele Crialese's Respiro (2002), Antonio Capuano's Mario's War (2005), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's Actrices (2007) and Paolo Virzi's Human Capital (2013). She directed her first film, Miele, presented at the Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard selection (2013). She appeared in Giuseppe M. Gaudino's Per Amor Vostro, which won her the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival (2015). She directed Euforia, cheered in the Un Certain Regard selection at the Festival de Cannes (2018), and came back the following year in competition as an actress with Portrait of a lady on fire by Céline Sciamma, Awarded best screenplay (2019). She recently finished filming Edoardo De Angelis' series La vita bugiarda degli adulti. She’s currently working on her first series as a director: L'arte della gioia.
Films presented at Cannes
Un Certain Regard