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.