Gabriella Cristiani

Film Industry Role: Editor/Director

Nationality: Italian

Major Works:  The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987), Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)

Major Awards and Nominations: Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1987)

Academy Award Winner, Gabriella Cristiani has many years experience in motion picture production.

Cristiani began her career as a singer and actress before turning her focus to film editing, which culminated in a longtime collaboration with Bernardo Bertolucci, in films like “The Sheltering Sky” and “The Last Emperor”, winner of the Academy Award for Best Film Editing in 1987.

She has worked with many world renowned European and American directors on an impressive array of feature films and for seven years was Franco Arcalli’s assistant, who wrote and edited “Django kill”, “If you live, shoot!”, “Death Laid an Egg”, “Last Tango”, “1900”, “Once Upon a Time in America” and many others.

Cristiani made her directing debut with two highly visible documentaries, “Desert Roses”, the making of “Sheltering sky”, “Writing with Lights”, a feature on Director of Photography Vittorio Storaro, and “Ladies Room”, starring Greta Scacchi, Lorraine Bracco, Molly Parker, Veronica Maria Ferres and John Malkovich.

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