STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,687 this week

Gillo Pontecorvo (1919–2006)


Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He is best known for his 1966 masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers, widely viewed as one of the finest films of its genre: realistic though fictionalized documentary. Its portrayal of the Algerian resistance during the Algerian War uses the neorealist style pioneered by fellow Italian film directors de ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 86) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite Couples

Check out some of our favorite couples in Hollywood.

See the entire gallery

Most Anticipated Netflix Releases

Check out the most anticipated movies and series coming to Netflix.

See the full list

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 42 people
created 07 Oct 2017
 
a list of 26 people
created 28 Dec 2016
 
a list of 33 people
created 13 Feb 2014
 
a list of 23 people
created 16 Mar 2018
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Gillo Pontecorvo's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

(1966)
Ogro Director
(1979)
Kapo Director
(1960)
Burn! Director
(1969)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (22 credits)
 2003 Firenze, il nostro domani (Documentary)
 2001 Another World Is Possible (Documentary)
 1997 Nostalgia di protezione (Short)
 1995 Roma dodici novembre 1994 (Documentary short)
 1992 Return to Algiers (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 12 registi per 12 città (Documentary) (segment "Udine")
 1984 Farewell to Enrico Berlinguer (Documentary)
 1979 Ogro
 1969 Burn!
 1960 Kapo
 1960 Pane e zolfo (Documentary short)
 1959 Gli uomini del lago (Documentary short)
 1957 Die Windrose (Documentary) (segment "Giovanna")
 1955 Cani dietro le sbarre (Documentary)
 1955 Giovanna (Short)
 1955 Uomini del marmo (Documentary short)
 1954 Festa a Castelluccio (Documentary short) (as Stefano Gillo)
 1954 Porta Portese (Documentary short)
 1953 Missione Timiriazev (Documentary short)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stefano Gillo | G. Pontecorvo

Spouse:

Picci Pontecorvo  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Marco Pontecorvo
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

As a young man, he was a tennis player who competed in tournaments throughout Europe. This provided his first opportunity to travel outside of his native Italy. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed