TRIBECA Film Institute: Bruno Pischiutta

Bruno Pischiutta in ‘Ultimo incontro a Venezia’ (Last Encounter in Venice) 1980

Reframe Spotlight: The Films of Bruno Pischiutta

Following a brief acting career in the ‘70s, which included an uncredited role in Billy Wilder’s Avanti!, and a supporting role in Francesco Rosi’s Many Wars Ago that garnered him the Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor at the Venice Film Festival in 1972, Bruno Pischiutta found his true calling as a filmmaker in his native Italy and has since become an internationally acclaimed writer, director and producer who’s known for his political and social conscious films.

Over at the Reframe Collection we have two of Maestro Pischiutta’s most praised films, The Comoedia and Last Encounter In Venice.

In Last Encounter in Venice (1980), Pischiutta plays a heavy drinking writer who travels to Venice to spend his final days; while The Comoedia (1982) put him on the map as a director as Pischiutta gives a modern retelling of Dante’s Divine Comedy. 

Also available on Reframe is a 24-minute documentary on the career of Pischiutta, Bruno Pischiutta Film Director.

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