Elisabetta Villaggio

Elisabetta Villaggio read philosophy at Bologna University, then Cinema and Television at the USC (University of South California) in Los Angeles. She has worked in television as assistant director, director, author and consultant for the Italian state broadcaster Rai and the private networks Mediaset and la7. She has also made two shorts, one of which, “Taxi”, was selected at the Venice International Film Festival. She has written several screenplays and directed the feature film “Luna and the Others”. She made the documentary “Paolo Villaggio: mi racconto”, selected at the ArtDocFest in Rome, in 2010. She teaches in the film-making department at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts) and has collaborated and collaborates with various paper and online magazines. She has authored a play “Marilyn, gli ultimi tre giorni” (Marilyn, the Last Three Days), which won the 11th edition of the “Donne e Teatro” Award as a debut work and has been published by Borgia. She then also directed the play, in the 2011-2012 season. On the same subject, she wrote “Marilyn: un intrigo dietro la morte” (Marilyn: The Plot behind her Death), published by Bonanno Editore in October 2012. She directed the play “Marilyn un intrigo dietro la morte”, staged in December 2012. She wrote the mise en scene “Io sono Virginia” (I am Virginia), staged in May 2013. She is the author of a novel “Una vita bizzarra” (A Bizarre Life), published in October 2013 by Città del Sole Edizioni, which won the Anassilaos Award for fiction. In December 2014, she published the play “Marilyn gli ultimi 3 giorni” with Panesi Edizioni. In 2016, she published the English version of the play “Marilyn, the last 3 days” with Panesi Edizioni. In December 2016 she published the novel “La Mustang rossa” with La ruota edizioni.