Wednesday, January 3, 2018

RIP Giovanni Di Clemente

Farewell to Giovanni Di Clemente, he was the producer of Placido and Monicelli

He died at the age of 69.  Winner of the David di Donatello for "We hope it's a girl".  Among his most famous films "I picari", "Parenti serpenti" and "Pacco doppio pacco e contropaccotto"

Yesterday, in Rome, at the San Giovanni Hospital, the producer and distributor Giovanni Di Clemente died.

Born in the capital in 1948, he arrived as a producer in the second half of the '70s.  He made dozens of films, and various fiction, exploring genres: from his debut with Poliziaotto sprint by Stelvio Massi, in 1977, to Segni particular: beautiful of Castellano and Pipolo with Adriano Celentano;  but it has also created lasting artistic partnerships, such as those with Mario Monicelli and Michele Placido.  Precisely with one of Monicelli's masterpieces, Speriamo che sia donna , in 1986 he won the David di Donatello as best producer and for the best film.

Ten years later, in 1996, he also received a special David di Donatello for all his production activities.  With his Clemi Cinematografica, Di Clemente has always produced for Monicelli also the picari (1987), Il male oscuro (1990), Parenti serpent i (1992), Facciamo paradiso (1995) and Panni sporchi (1999).  Di Placido, on the other hand, has created the second work as director Le amiche del cuore (1992) and in 1998 Del perduto amore , as well as many films and fiction with Placido, such as Giovanni Falcone by Giuseppe Ferrara (1993) or A Gentleman by Maurizio Zaccaro (1999) on Enzo Tortora.

 Among his other productions are O 're by Luigi Magni (1988), Scugnizzi (1989) and Pacco, double packet and counterattack (1992) by Nanni Loy, up to the fiction for Rai1 Joe Petrosino (2006), played by Beppe Fiorello.  From distributor (field to which Di Clemente   it was more dedicated in recent years), however, with the Cdi brought in the movie rooms of Orion as the silence of the innocent and of Medusa as In the bedroom .

The funeral will take place on Friday, January 5 in Rome in the Church of San Saba.

Di CLEMENTE, Giovanni (Antonio Di Clemente)
Born: 1948, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died: 1/2/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Giovanni Di Clemente’s western – production secretary:
Beyond the Frontiers of Hate - 1972

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