Luca Guadagnino

Luca Guadagnino and Ingeborga Dapkunaite – Photo Credit: Insidefoto / PR Photos 

Place of Birth: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Date of Birth: 10 August, 1971

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian, Algerian

Luca Guadagnino is an Italian director, known for the films I Am Love, A Bigger Splash, and Call Me by Your Name.

Luca was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, to a Sicilian/Italian father, Gino, from Canicattì, Province of Agrigento, and an Algerian mother, Alia. He spent part of his childhood in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, were his father worked as teacher.

He has said:

I’m dark-skinned because my mother is Algerian; when I came back to Palermo, my classmates starting calling me “n—-r.” I will never forget that. I learned very quickly how to be an outsider, and how to stay on the outside of the frame yet always look at what’s happening in the center.


4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    his parents’ names are Gino Guadagnino and Alia. His father is from Canicattì, Province of Agrigento. He has one sister, Monica.

  2. follers says:

    He looks like Ross Douthat.

  3. andrew says:

    He spent part of his childhood in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, were his Sicilian father worked as teacher.

    A more complete interview of the one you have quoted is this (in Italian):

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