Nanni Moretti

64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Habemus Papam" Photocall

Moretti in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: Giovanni Moretti

Place of Birth: Bruneck, South Tyrol, Italy

Date of Birth: August 19, 1953

Ethnicity: Italian

Nanni Moretti is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He won the Palme d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

Nanni was born in South Tyrol, North Italy, while his parents were on vacation there. He is the son of Luigi Moretti, an epigraphist, and Agata Apicella. Agata was from Reggio Calabria, Italy. They both appeared in his films.

Nanni’s brother is renowned literary scholar Franco Moretti.

Nanni’s paternal grandfather was named Silvio Moretti.

Nanni’s paternal grandmother was named Argenide Croce.

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