Benvenuto shall be declared with tanto passione when Luca Zingaretti arrives on Australian shores for the first time as a guest of the 16th Lavazza Italian Film Festival!
Zingaretti was born on November 11, 1961 in Rome, Italy. His prolific career as an actor and director started at the prestigious National Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio D’ Amico. He first gained critical attention with his role as the ferocious “Ottorino” in Marco Risi’s 1994 film The Wolf Pack (Il branco). In recent years he has directed and starred in the major Italian theatre productions Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s La Sirena and Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides.
Stardom arrived with his leading role as Commissario Salvo Montalbano, in the much loved Inspector Montalbano series shown widely in Australian on SBS. Most recently, Zingaretti has appeared in other festival films including Pupi Avati’s The Youngest Son, Daniele Luchetti’s La nostra vita and Ivan Cotroneo’s Kryptonite!.
Luca will be in attendance in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra for the following sessions: