Biography

Francesco Miccichè is an italian director and scriptwriter of numerous prize-winning TV series, mini-series, movies, shorts and documentaries.

His last film is You can’t kiss the bride (Compromessi Sposi) showed in 2019, starring Vincenzo Salemme and Diego Abatantuono. His second movie is Rich in Fantasy (Ricchi di Fantasia) it’s a comedy written with Fabio Bonifacci. Leading actors Sergio Castellitto and Sabrina Ferilli, and also starring Valeria Fabrizi, Matilde Gioli, Antonio Catania, Paolo Calabresi, Gianfranco Gallo. The film is produced by Fulvio and Federica Lucisano for IIF and by Raicinema. He directed his first movie in 2015: Loro chi? Chose who want to believe (Loro chi?) is a movie produced by Warner & Bros Italy. Leading actors Edoardo Leo and Marco Giallini, released in Italy in 19 november 2015 and in UK in 4 march 2016. Loro chi? was nominated in David di Donatello Awards 2016 in Best New Director cathegory.

For Raifiction, on air on Raiuno, he realized four docufilm: in 2019 Sons of destiny (Figli del Destino), about the racial laws of 1938, was directed with Marco Spagnoli; in 2018 he directed Aldo Moro, the Teacher starring Sergio Castellitto; in 2017 Paolo Borsellino: Now it’s up to me with Cesare Bocci, who mixes fiction and repertoire and tells the last days of life of the judge Borsellino; in 2016 Io sono Libero, written and directed together with Giovanni Filippetto, which tells the story of Libero Grassi, a Sicilian businessman killed by mafia.

In 2018 he realized for R-Reporter and Istituto Luce Cinecittà The Thread of Alliance documentary, talking about a tapestry created in Israel and West Bank, while in 2015 was realized The Table of Alliance a documentary about a performance of the same artist Daniela Papadia, winning recognition in Peace on Earth Film Festival of Chicago and in Women’s International Film and Art Festival in Miami. This project had the Accession of the President of the Italian Republic and its Medal of Representation for the high social and artistic value.

He showed in 2013 at 70th Venice Film Festival Lino Miccichè, my father. A vision of the world, is a moving homage to his father Lino Miccichè, a famous italian Film Critic and organizer of Film Festival. The documentary features interviews with: Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Vittorio Taviani, Citto Maselli, Michelangelo Antonioni, Carlo Lizzani, Federico Fellini, PierPaolo Pasolini, Bruno Torri, and many other friends and colleagues. The documentary won prizes in Italy and in Brasil, and a Special Mention from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.

In 2012 he directed the TV series RIS Rome – Crime Evidence 3 (RIS Roma 3), broadcast until November 2012 in Italy on Canale 5, and in France on 13émeRue Universal. In the same year he directed for Canale 5 the successfull TV series Enjoy your meal!North vs South (Benvenuti a Tavola! – Nord vs Sud), a story about conflict among two italian chefs in the restaurant world. He was the creator, author of the original storyline and co-author of the script for the TV mini-series Hidden Olympics (L’Olimpiade Nascosta) with Gary Lewis, broadcast the same year on Rai1.

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He wrote and directed the short Forbidden Kisses (Baci Proibiti), with a young Pierfrancesco Favino (Angels & Demons, The Chronicles of Narnia, Rush…) in the lead role, winning recognition at the 53rd Venice Film Festival (‘Finestra sulle Immagini’ section). Forbidden Kisses was shown in theaters as part of the feature movie Stellar Shorts (Corti Stellari) and has won numerous awards:

  • “Vittorio Mezzogiorno” Award (1997, Rome) – Best short
  • “Cittadella del Corto” Award (1997, Trevignano) – Best actor
  • “Festival Cinema Comico” Award (1998, Pescara) – Special jury Mention
  • “Studio Uno” Award (1999, Roma) – Best director, Best actor, Best editing

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Miccichè has directed a number of successful documentaries broadcast nationally on Italian networks. He directed the first four seasons of Challenges (Sfide), a Rai3 cult program showcasing sport. Challenges documentaries have won numerous awards, including:

    • Award for Best TV director of the year (2002, San Remo)
    • Flaiano Award (2002, Rome)
    • Beppe Viola Award (2002, Milan)
    • MOVIES e TV Award (in 2003 and in 2004, Milan)
    • International Shangai Television Festival Award (2004, Shangai)

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For Rai1 he wrote the storyline, collaborated on the script and directed the TV mini-series Free to play (Liberi di giocare). With Pierfrancesco Favino in the lead role, the cast included Isabella Ferrari, Sabrina Impacciatore, Edoardo Leo, Thomas Trabacchi and Giorgio Colangeli.
The script was inspired by the true story of a soccer team of Milan prison inmates, a story that Miccichè had already told in a Challanges documentary. The role won Favino the Maximo Award Prize as best actor at the Rome Fiction Fest (2007). Miccichè has directed historic Rai TV series:

  • The Police Squad, italian version of The Bill (La Squadra 7, FremantleMedia-Rai)
  • A place in the sun (Un posto al sole, FremantleMedia-Rai)
  • General Medicine 2 (Medicina Generale 2, FremantleMedia-Rai)
  • The New Police Squad (La Nuova Squadra, FremantleMedia-Rai)

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He has also directed TV series for Canale 5:

  • RIS Rome – Crime Evidence 2 (RIS Roma 2, Taodue )
  • High Schoolers 3 (I Liceali 3, Taodue)
  • RIS Rome – Crime Evidence 3 (RIS Roma 3, Taodue)
  • Enjoy your meal! – North vs South (Benvenuti a Tavola! – Nord vs Sud, Wildside-Taodue)

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