Wednesday, 05 June 2019 12:02

The beloved ‘Spadino’ from Suburra, Giacomo Ferrara, at the CULT section Masterclass

A growing talent, that of Giacomo Ferrara, the young Italian actor who, on July 25th, will be guest of the 49th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival. The Cult section masterclass attendees will welcome him, and he will tell them how it feels, being only 28 years old, to be on the screens of 192 countries – the ones where Netflix distributes the cult series Suburra – whose second season was broadcast in 2019. His audience knows him as one of the protagonists of the Italian fiction series Suburra – La Serie, where he plays the part of Alberto Anacleti, known as Spadino, and during the day Ferrara will receive the Giffoni Explosive Award: the award dedicated by the festival to the rising talents.

Ferrara was first cast in Suburra in 2015, when, under the direction of Stefano Sollima, he interpreted Spadino for the first time. Based on the same-name book by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, the film tells about the organized crime in the Italian capital doing business in the Ostia area. Thanks to this character, audience and critics got to know better the actor, who tried his hand at cinema as well. In 2017, he won the revelation of the year award at the Nastri d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) for Il Permesso - 48 ore fuori and, in the same year, he was protagonist in the visionary film Guarda in Alto, set on the roofs of Rome.