To Australians, he’s best known for his long-running role as Inspector Montalbano. To Italians, he’s a versatile actor and director of the stage and screen – in addition to being the Commissario.
Luca Zingaretti was the special guest at this year’s Italian Film Festival, back for its 16th instalment. He stars in two of the films playing during the festival: Perez (2014) and Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells (2015).
I was delighted to sit down with Luca to talk about Perez, Inspector Montalbano and the portrayal of the mafiosi in Italian cinema.
The 2015 Lavazza Italian Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, is on now across Australia. It’s running in Canberra until 11 October. Visit the festival website for the full programme.
Interview broadcast on ArtSound FM.
Interview air date: 26 September 2015.