Gianluca Maria Tavarelli (born 27 September 1964) is an Italian director and screenwriter.
Life and career
Born in Turin, Tavarelli was self-taught, initially producing several Super8 and 16 mm short films. After directing several commercials, shorts and television documentaries, he made his feature film debut in 1994 with Take Me Away, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Annecy Film Festival. In 2001 he received two Silver Ribbon nominations for the film This Is Not Paradise, for best screenplay and best original story.
He has a daughter named Zoe who is an actress.