Vincenzo Cerami

Vincenzo Cerami
Born (1940-11-02)2 November 1940
Rome, Italy
Died 17 July 2013(2013-07-17) (aged 72)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Screenwriter, poet
Years active 1967-2013

Vincenzo Cerami (2 November 1940 17 July 2013)[1] was an Italian screenwriter, novelist and poet.[2]


From 1967 he contributed or wrote screenplays or adapted screenplays for more than 40 films.

In 1996 he was a member of the jury at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

In 1999 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Original Screenplay for the film Life Is Beautiful.[4]


In 1976, his first novel Un borghese piccolo piccolo (A Very Normal Man) was published, through the efforts of Italian novelist Italo Calvino. The book was immediately successful, and adapted for film in 1977 by Mario Monicelli. Also critically acclaimed was the verse novel, Addio Lenin (Goodbye Lenin), published 1981.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. "E' morto Vincenzo Cerami, scrisse "La vita è bella"". Repubblica. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  2. 1 2 Lane, John Francis. "Vincenzo Cerami obituary". Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. "Berlinale: 1996 Juries". Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  4. "The 71st Academy Awards (1999) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2012-01-01.

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