Cinzia TH Torrini was born in Florence and took her diploma at the academy Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen in Munich, Germany. Since than she works as a film director and writer. Her feature film debut is "Giocare d'azzardo" which was presented at the film festival of Venice in 1982. Three years later she is the director of "Hotel Colonial", starring John Savage, and the Oscar® awarded actors Robert Duvall and Massimo Troisi. In the following years she is directing numerous films for television often as international co-productions between Italy, Germany, France and Sweden. For her tv movie "L'Aquila della Notte" with leading actress Elena Sofia Ricci she won in 1993 the award for best director at Umbria Fiction, the award for best film and best leading actress at Sichuan in China and the Valmarana Award of the Italian Cinematic Press Union. For the short film "Sweeties" with Stefania Sandrelli, as part of the collection "Erotic Tales", she receives the Golden Rocky Award at the Banff film festival in Canada in 1996. For her film "Iqbal", a co-production between Rai, arte and the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, which deals with children exploitation, she receives among others the Public Jury Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 1999. With the television costume drama "Tides of Change" (2x100'), co-produced by Mediatrade and Beta she gained her first experiences with period pictures in 2000. In 2003 she had a phenomenal success with "Elisa di Rivombrosa" starring Vittoria Puccini and Alessandro Preziosi for Canale 5, the first costume drama for television in a long series (13x100'). The show was sold in various European countries and won many awards including four Telegatti. In her films she reveals a certain attention to social issues and virulent problems of our society. In 2005 she received from the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi the Order of Merit "Cavaliere Ufficiale". In 2007 she directed "Donna Detective" (6x100'), starring Lucrezia Lante della Rovere and Kaspar Capparoni. Two years later she shot again with Vittoria Puccini the miniseries (2x100') "Tutta la verità" for Rai Uno. With her production company Cassiopea she carried out two documentaries: in 2007 the multi-awarded "Un'incontro con Chiara" and in 2009 "The Bagnaia - the dream of Marisa Riffeser" and developed the mini series in seven episodes "Rebel Land" which she directed in 2010 for Rai Uno. In 2011 she directed the mini series "The Charterhouse of Parma" (2x100') based on the novel by Stendhal, a co-production between Rai Uno and France 3. In France it was rewarded in 2012 as best fiction of the year. In 2013 she produced and directed other two documentaries with her own production company: "The Antinori. Vintners since 1385" and "Florence. World Capital of Arts and Handcrafts". In 2013 she directed "Un'altra vita" (6x100') for the Italian television, which toped the audience ranking of 2014/2015 in the category fiction series. Afterwards she co-wrote and directed the miniseries (2x100') "Anna and Yusef", which was shot in Italy and Tunisia. In 2016/17 she directed the mistery thriller "Sorelle" (6x100'), which was broadcasted very successfully in spring 2017 on Rai Uno.
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