Luca Guadagnino

Guadagnino and Ingeborga Dapkunaite, 2010 – 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 film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has directed the films The Protagonists, which he wrote; Melissa P., I Am Love, both of which he co-wrote; A Bigger Splash, Call Me by Your Name, the Suspiria (2018) remake, and Bones and All. Among the documentaries he has directed are The Making of Lotus and Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams.

Luca was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, to a Sicilian/Italian father, Gino, from Canicattì, Province of Agrigento, and an Algerian mother, Alia Boutaher; his mother was said to have been raised in Casablanca, Morocco. He spent part of his childhood in Addis Ababa, 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.


21 Responses

  1. halcyon91 says:

    bruh needs to shave his head he’ll look so much better than holding onto that bit of hair

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