- Category : 1965-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (21,36)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 2
Italian screenwriter and film director who studied filmmaking in New York City.
Between 1998 and 2000, Crialese worked in theatre and on a drafting of a cinematic treatment of Ellis Island along with producer Robert Chartoff, the producer of "Raging Bull" and "Rocky."
This was followed by the feature "Respiro" (2002) starring Valeria Golino. Crialese won the Critics Week Grand Prize and the Young Critics Award at the Cannes Film Festival for the film. The film was nominated for the Best European Union Film at the César Awards and Best Film, David di Donatello Awards.
"Nuovomondo" (2006) premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 8 September 2006, winning six awards including two for Best Film (the CinemAvvenire and Pasinetti Awards), along with the FEDIC, SIGNIS, Silver Lion, and UNICEF awards. It was nominated for eleven David di Donatello Awards of which it won three. The film was Italy's submission for the 79th Academy Awards.
His fourth feature, "Terraferma" (2011), premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards,but it did not make the final shortlist. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival (the equivalent of third place).