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Roberto AndòBorn in Palermo, Roberto Andò began his career working as an assistant director for Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Michael Cimino, and Francesco Rosi, among others. In 1986, he debuted on stage, directing La foresta-radice-labirinto, a puppet theater work based on an Italo Calvino’s original story. After making several documentaries, Andò directed his debut feature film in 2000, with Il manoscritto del Principe, produced by Giuseppe Tornatore. His debut novel, Il trono vuoto, won the Campiello prize for best first work. From that novel he wrote and directed the film Viva la libertà, for which he won the David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento awards for Best Screenplay.
Past guests have included Carlo Verdone, Roberta Torre, Guido Chiesa, Mimmo Calopresti, and Guiseppe Piccioni.