dir. Lo straniero
Goffredo Fofi is a writer and a film, theatre and literary critic born in Gubbio in 1937. In 1997 he founded the arts, culture and society magazine Lo straniero, and is currently editor. In the fifties and sixties he was interested in the field of pedagogy and social phenomenons and covered the issues of immigration from southern Italy in his book L’immigrazione meridionale a Torino, 1964. He analyzed the more recent cultural and social history of the country (Sotto l’ulivo. Politica e cultura negli anni ‘90 , 1998) as well as the cultural vices of Italian film (Il cinema italiano: servi e padroni, 1975), and he investigated the effect of the lead years on Italian cinema (Dieci anni difficili, 1985). He is author with M. Morandini and G. Volpi of Storia del cinema (1988), and author of other cinema and arts-centered texts such as Totò l’uomo e la maschera (1987) with F. Faldini, Come in uno specchio (1995), Più stelle che in cielo (1995), Come in uno specchio. I grandi registi della storia del cinema (1997), Le nozze coi fichi secchi (1999), Paolo Benvenuti (2003), Alberto Sordi. L'Italia in bianco e nero (2004), Santosuosso (with F. Giromini, 2003), Simenon, l’uomo nudo (with G. Da Campo and C. G. Fava, 2004), Totò. Storia di un buffone serissimo (with F. Faldini, 2004), La vocazione minoritaria. Intervista sulle minoranze (2009).