About me

Alessandro Izzi is co-director of the online magazine Close-up of Rome, and has collaborated with various film and theater magazines such as Tam Tam Cinema, Time Out, Cinemazip and CSCI Papers of Barcelona (Spain).

He has been invited to speak in several academic conferences on Cinema and Music, the most recent held at Tor Vergata University in Rome and chaired by Maestro Ennio Morricone.

He wrote for stage: “La valigia dei destini incrociati” (The suitcase of entangled destinies – deComporre, 2012), staged by Theatre Bertolt Brecht of Formia, “I topi nel muro” (Mice in the wall – Edizioni Progetto Cultura, 2014) winner of the Fourth Edition of “Theatre, Film and the Holocaust Prize” promoted by CERSE, ECAD and the Holocaust Museum Foundation, “Scacco al nero” (Checkmate to the BlackSpecial Mention Award InediTo – Colline di Torino, 2016) and “Perchè la guerra” (Why WarFirst Prize Artigogolo 2016).

He was literary advicer for Angyalok to város fölött (Angels on the city), show event of the Teatro Potlach for the direction of Pino Di Buduo held in Budapest in April 2016.

In 2015 he published his first fictional novel “Il respiro delle onde” (The breathing of the waves, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the “XXXIX International Casentino Prize). His short story “I tre moschettieri” (The Three Musketeers) is featured in the Italian Literature – Anthology of the New Millennium (Ed. Helicon, 2015). Soon to be published “Come seme sotto raffiche d’inverno” (Like seeds under the blasts of winter) that contains “Eva” (Eve), the story that won the First Young Holden Prize in 2015.

He is the author of “Dal Tibet a Hollywood” (From Tibet to Hollywood, a monograph on Cinema and Buddhism, published by Aracne in 2008) of “Nuovo Cinema Tedesco” (New German Cinema co-signed by Giovanni Spagnoletti – Dino Audino, 2009) and “La finestra sulla scena” (The window on the stage – deComporre, 2013).

He is also the author of short essays on Wenders, Crialese, Visconti and Nanni Moretti and cocurator of Comic Book Movies (Universitalia, 2013).

He leads music, film and theater education projects at a number of schools, in collaboration with the Cinema Teatro Ariston in Gaeta.

For three years he has been curator of the documentary review Certe sere qui, promoted by the Remigio Paone Theatre , the Theatre of Bertolt Brecht Formia and by the Cultural Association “Fuori Quadro” of which he has been president till 2014.

He hosts “Parole sotto lo schermo”, an event organized by Teatro Bertolt Brecht in which meetings are held to discuss cinematography, and featuring as guests critics, directors and writers from all over the country.

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