Monday, February 11, 2008

Ermano Olmi,a documentary style director

"l'arbre aux sabots "is an act of faith describing an italian life of 1900.It is as if we see a daily italian life of some ordinary peasants played by the people of the region
Nationality: Italian. Born: Bergamo, 24 July 1931. Education: Attended Accadémia d'Arte Drammatica, Milan. Family: Married Loredana Detto, three children. Career: Worked for electric company Edisonvolta S.p.A., Milan, from 1949; director and supervisor of over forty shorts and documentaries for sponsor Edisonvolta, 1952–61; directed first feature, semi-documentary Il tempo si è fermato, 1959; formed production company "22 December S.p.A." with Tullio Kezich and others, 1961; TV director, from 1964; co-founded Hypothesis Cinema, a school for aspiring directors; formed Ipotesi Cinema, a workshop for young filmmakers, at Bassano del Grappa, 1980s.