Marco Bellocchio

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Birth Name: Marco Bellocchio
Born: 11/09/1939
Birth Place: Bobbio, Piacenza, IT

Marco Bellocchio was an Italian filmmaker whose five decades-plus career made him an important figure in the rich cinematic history of his home country. Bellocchio was born November 9, 1939 in Bobbie, Italy to a devoted family that not only supported his chosen career but funded his first film, "Fists in the Pocket" (1965), which was filmed at the family home. The film won immediate acclaim, taking home the Silver Sail award at the Festival del film Locarno. Bellocchio's next feature was the politically-charged "China is Near" (1967). A friend of fellow Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the two soon became poster boys for the radical Italian cinema of the era. In fact, Bellocchio joi... Continue Bio >>

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