Damiano Damiani (born 23 July 1922) is an Italian screenwriter, film director, actor and writer. He was born in Pasiano di Pordenone, Friuli
Damiani began making short documentaries in the late ‘40s, and was writing and assistant directing features by the mid-’50s. He debuted as a director in 1960 with the prize-winning Il Rossetto (aka Lipstick), and over the decade helmed such offbeat films as the Alberto Moravia adaptation La Noia (aka The Empty Canvas) with Bette Davis, the occult romance La Strega In Amore (aka The Witch), and the violent spaghetti western Quien Sabe? (aka A Bullet for the General).
His contribution to the Italian political cinema, it was very important, with such films as Il Giorno della Civetta (aka The Day of the Owl), Io Ho Paura (aka I Am Afraid), Perchè si uccide un magistrato (aka How To Kill A Judge), L’istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi! (aka The Case Is Closed, Forget It), and much more…
His later films include the crime drama Confessione… read more