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      Stefano Rulli

      Stefano Rulli

      Highest Rated: 94% The Best of Youth (2002)

      Lowest Rated: 53% Crime Novel (2005)

      Birthday: Oct 3, 1949

      Birthplace: Rome, Italy

      Five-time David di Donatello Award-winner Stefano Rulli has earned acclaim for his cleverly crafted crime capers as well as his documentary films. As a young man, Rulli began his career as a film critic, writing for a string of Italian movie magazines. He switched from criticism to production in 1975, when he collaborated with fellow first-time filmmaker Sandro Petraglia on the documentary "Fit to Be Untied" ("Matti da slegare"), which won acclaim at the Berlin International Film Festival. The two have since become constant collaborators. Beginning with the documentary TV series "The Cinema Machine" ("La machina cinema"), the pair tackled television. Rulli spent much of the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s penning a string of Italian TV miniseries, many of which Petraglia worked on. In 1991, the pair won their first David di Donatello Award for co-writing "Il portaborse," a drama about a corrupt young minister. They'd go on to share this honor three more times, winning for the family saga "The Best of Youth," the Mafia drama "Romanzo criminale," and the family-centered dramedy "My Brother is an Only Child." Rulli also earned a Donatello for directing the 2004 deeply personal documentary "Un silenzio particolare," which co-starred his wife, Italian journalist Clara Sereni. The doc also won the Best Documentary award at the 2005 Vancouver International Film Festival. Rulli continues to prove most prolific as a screenwriter, having already penned more than 40 produced screenplays.




      91% 78% Suburra Screenwriter - 2015
      No Score Yet 37% A Gangster's Tale Screenwriter - 2013
      No Score Yet 47% Those Happy Years Screenwriter - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Volare: The Story of Domenico Modugno Screenwriter - 2013
      80% 40% Dormant Beauty Screenwriter - 2012
      No Score Yet 69% Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy Screenwriter - 2012
      No Score Yet 45% Our Life Screenwriter - 2010
      84% 78% My Brother Is an Only Child Screenwriter $251.0K 2007
      53% 86% Crime Novel Writer - 2005
      No Score Yet 72% Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide Writer - 2005
      77% 81% The Keys to the House Writer - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silenzio particolare Unknown (Character),
      - 2004
      94% 98% The Best of Youth Writer $250.4K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of Youth: Part 2 Writer - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of Youth: Part 1 Writer - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost America Writer - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seagull Writer - 1977


      90% 82% The New Pope Writer 2020
      80% 87% The Young Pope Writer 2016