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Ermanno Olmi Poster

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Date of Birth 24 July 1931Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy

Mini Bio (1)

Ermanno Olmi was born on July 24, 1931 in Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), Il mestiere delle armi (2001) and La leggenda del santo bevitore (1988). He has been married to Loredana Detto since February 28, 1963. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Loredana Detto (28 February 1963 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Social commentary
Long, slow takes
Passionate humanism
Used non-actors in authentic locations

Trivia (3)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 710-715. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Father of cinematographer Fabio Olmi and producer Elisabetta Olmi.
Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011).

Personal Quotes (1)

The sensation is that these choices of mine are not only mine but that others have them too, I really don't feel exclusive...My ambition instead, perhaps because of my peasant-worker background, is to look at the world with others, not as an aristocratic intellectual.

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