Born in Polistena, Italy, in 1955, Mimmo Calopresti won the Young Cinema award at the Turin International Festival for his 1985 short film. Between 1987 and 1994, he made a series of documentaries, notably for the Workers Movement¿s audiovisual archives, for which he directed 1943¿The Choice and 43-45¿Peace and Liberty. He worked for the RAI TV network from 1991 to 1992.
His three feature films have all been presented in the Cannes¿ Official Selection: The Second Time (La Seconda Volta), in 1996 was In Competition, and went on to win the award for Best Feature at the Chicago International Film Festival; Notes of Love (La Parola Amore Esiste), in 1998, was chosen for the Directors¿ Fortnight, and was awarded the Nastro d¿Argento Prize for Best Original Screenplay, in Italy; Preferisco il Rumore del Mare (I Prefer the Sound of the Sea), in 2000, was presented in Un Certain Regard.
- Member Feature films, 2001
VOLEVO SOLO VIVEREOut of Competition, 2006Director
LE PAROLE DI MIO PADREUn Certain Regard, 2001Actor
PREFERISCO IL RUMORE DEL MAREUn Certain Regard, 2000Actor, Director, Screenplay
LA SECONDA VOLTAIn Competition - Feature Films, 1996Director, Screenplay