Established in 2009, Gran Premio Torino is a recognition assigned every year to film makers who, starting from the Nouvelle Vague onward, have contributed to the renewal of cinematographic language, to the creation of new aesthetic models, to the diffusion of the most significant tendencies of contemporary film.
Born in Burano in 1941, Giuseppe Pino Donaggio, Italian singer and composer, began working for film in 1973 with the score to Nicholas Roeg's thriller Don't Look Now.
He was noticed by Brian De Palma in 1975 and was commissioned by him to compose the music for Carrie. This was the beginning of one of the most renowned collaborations in the history of film, comprising the music for Home Movies
(1979), Dressed to Kill
(1980), Blow Out
(1981), Body Double
(1985), Raising Cain
(2012) and Domino
(work in progress), which will make of Donaggio a composer specialized in horror and mystery movie soundtracks.
His filmography also includes the collaboration with Dario Argento (Trauma
, 1993), Joe Dante (Pirana
, 1978; The Howling
, 1981), Lucio Fulci (Black Cat
, 1981), Michele Soavi (The Sect
, 1991), Pupi Avati (The Arcane Enchanter
, 1996), but also with Liliana Cavani (The Berlin Affair
, 1985), Troisi and Benigni (Nothing Left to Do But Cry
, 1984), Michele Placido (Ordinary Hero
, 1995), Maurizio Zaccaro (The Game Bag
, 1997; A Respectable Man
, 1999) and, in more recent times, with Sergio Rubini (Our Land
, 2006; At A Glance
, 2008) and Paolo Franchi (Dove non ho mai abitato
He also did several works for television, for Rai Fiction in particular. In 2015, he received the Lifelong Achievement Award at the 65th Festival di Sanremo.
During the meeting with the audience, yesterday at Cinema Massimo, Pino Donaggio released and interview for Torino Film Festival that he enriched with a small excerpt from his renowned success Io che non vivo (senza te)
for the interview and here
for the presentation.