Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino
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He was a mafioso and a policeman, Bettino Craxi and Che Guevara, and he would also be an elephant if he wanted to – Pierfrancesco Favino is one of the greats of Italian cinema. An encounter with the actor in Rome
Italien’s film buffs are currently divided over which of the many roles Pierfrancesco Favino has recently starred in deserves the most attention. One could also say that they are no longer coming along. Favino, one of the greats of Italian cinema who has starred in Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks, has three new films in 2022 alone, including Nostalgia, director Mario Martone’s hauntingly beautiful homage to his native Naples , which is starting in cinemas in Germany these days.
On Italy’s screens he’s running through a gloomy Milanese night as a cop in Andrea di Stefano’s L’ultima notte di Amore and is being acclaimed for it, and a few weeks ago his guest appearance in Call My Agent – Italia sparked a surge of love and enthusiasm off. The series, adapted from France, revolves around an acting agency that has to come to terms with the airs and graces of its stars – the respective actors embody themselves.