Simone Aleandri
Simone Aleandri was born in Rome the 30th June 1980. After graduating he works for several years as a producer within the film and television production industry, both in Italy and abroad. Since 2010, he began to dedicate himself mainly to directing. He wrote and directed, together with Vanni Gandolfo and Luca Onorati, the documentary Antonio + Silvana = 2, a pleasant love story between two elderly persons, set in the heart of Rome and produced in collaboration with Rai Cinema (Premiere Rome Film Festival 2011 – Idfa 2011 – Special mention Spiraglio Film Festival). In 2012 - after collaborating with the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, directs in Bosnia and in Israel, for the Digital Studio of Alex Ponti and Rai Cinema, two documentaries on two complex territorial realities: Viva Sarajevo, an emotional journey made of stories, faces and places in the city symbol of the Balkan war, twenty years later after the longest siege of the modern age and then, Three Times Jerusalem, a story in three voices – from an idea of Franco Scaglia.

This Documentary, moving from the three different points of view of the monotheistic religions, reflects about the City, contended by Jews, Christians and Muslims (Special Prize Religion Today International Film Festival 2015 – Best Documentary Festival del Cinema di Spello 2016) follows shortly, Mater Matera (2014), a descent into the inner city of Stones, with the writer of origin lucane Andrea Di Consoli. Produced by Clipper Media in collaboration with Rai Cinema, the documentary is a visceral and disenchanted meditation on a place so charming as complicated and the prospects of a city that has been proclaimed European Capital of Culture 2019.

In 2014 he directed, also four episodes of The Giants, an original tale of the Italian regions, in twenty appointments on Rai Uno, with Paolo Rossi, Massimo Ghini, Giampaolo Morelli and Maria Rosaria Russo (produced by Pepito productions in collaboration with Rai Cinema).
In 2015, twenty years after the approval of the law on the social reuse of assets confiscated from the mafia, he wrote and directed Sono Cosa Nostra; premiere at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn - on the occasion of the week of Italian cinema in New York - the documentary runs through the Italian territory to meet the protagonists and associations that have made possible the active recovery of assets confiscated from mafia.

Since 2014, he has directed the season of Grand'Italia, a series of 18 documentaries where the poet Franco Marcoaldi meets women and men of excellence who, in different ways, have made Italy great in Europe and in the world. In the seasons: Renzo Piano, Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Piovani, Alessandra Ferri, Giovanni Soldini and Elena Ferrante. The series, produced by Clipper Media, is broadcast on Rai, since 2016, on Sky Arte HD.

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