Italy - 09 | 01 | 1981
Daniela Persico is a film critic and programmer, based in Milan. She is the curator for L’immagine e la parola, a spin-off from the Locarno Film Festival, and led the Critics’ Academy and several Q&As during past editions of the Locarno Film Festival. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online quarterly Filmidee and also manages the Filmidee Summer School in Sardinia. She is on the selection com mittee of Lovers Film Festival – LGBTQI New Vision in Turin and IsReal Festival in Nuoro, and also for the Berlin Critics Week – Woche der Kritik in 2019. Since 2016 she has taken part in the collective Dizionario dei film by Paolo Mereghetti and edited books on the work of Claire Simon (2008), Wang Bing (2010), Emmanuel Carrère (2014) and on film criticism (Cinema is not dead. We are, 2015, and To The Wonder. I nuovi visionari, 2016). In 2009 she directed the medium-length feature Et mondana ordinare, in 2012 she worked as assistant director on Tutto parla di te by Alina Marazzi and she has helped various young Italian filmmakers to develop their films.