Film director, writer, producer
Born in Caserta, Italy in 1976, Pietro Marcello attended the Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied painting. Between 1998 and 2003, he started making radio programmes (Il tempo dei magliari) and documentaries. He then made his first short films, Carta and Scampia, and the documentaries Il cantiere and La baracca.
In 2007, he made the documentary Il passaggio della linea (Crossing the Line), which was presented at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.
In 2009, his first feature, La bocca del lupo (The Mouth of the Wolf), won Best Film and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 27th Turin Film Festival, the Caligari Preis at the Berlinale, the Signis Prize at BAFICI, and many others.
In 2011, he made Il silenzio di Pelešjan (The Silence of Pelešjan), which was presented as a special event at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. In 2015, he made Bella e perduta (Lost and Beautiful), which was presented at the Locarno Film Festival.