Stefano Lentini

Stefano Lentini

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Music Composer

Roma, Italy

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February 2012
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About Stefano

Stefano is a part of this new generation of Italian composers who, in the field of soundtracks, have become the worthy hei to Rota, Morricone, Piovani. He practises his talent in cinema, television and theatre, and expresses himself in a wide field of styles. He is especially interested in non conventional scoring. He has just provided it with his Stabat Mater, as seen in Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster.

His first instrument was a classic guitar made by his grandfather, who was a carpenter, out of some old wardrobe doors. And then came the Renaissance lute, which he studied at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, along with piano, flute, bass, and drums. He has a degree in cultural anthropology and studied ethnomusicology in London.

He composed the soundtrack for Sfiorando il muro (2012), selected at 69th Venice International Film Festival. Stefano’s television work has screened in Italy and around the world, and includes the Italian Series and TV Movies Braccialetti Rossi, Non è mai troppo tardi, Bakhita, Drawn for Jury Duty (Il sorteggio), and the documentaries Skin Deep, Death at Dawn, Einer von Uns. Stefano was teacher at Roberto Rossellini National Institute for Film and Television (Rome) and at Master Colonne Sonore of Lizard Academy (Fiesole, Florence). He writes for Sound & Lite magazine. His album Stabat Mater (Milan Records, distributed by Warner Classics) was iTunes Top 10 Original Score Albums in Belgium, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan.

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Credits

  • Gnizdo gorlytsi

    Gnizdo gorlytsi (2016)
    Film (Drama) Composer It is a story that resonates for a generation of Ukrainian women - working in a foreign land to build a better future for their family back home. However, where there may be financial rewards, the personal costs may be high. Ukrainian woman, Darynka is returning home after several years working in Italy. She left for Italy to find work to support her family in Bukovina in the central Eastern Carpathians of Ukraine. That work involves taking care of a wealthy Italian lawyer and his elderly mother. It is a lonely existence, she is totally dependent on her employers, the elderly woman treats her with disdain and the work is round the clock. The money offers her family an opportunity to escape the otherwise grinding poverty that would have marked their lives. It funds a new house, destined to be accommodation for visitors to this part of the Carpathian Mountains, her husband is building it, however he is doing it casually and slowly. However, while she was earning money abroad her family ... Written by Jared Morgan

  • Jehanne

    Jehanne (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Jehanne is an unpretentious girl. One day, while walking her sheep, she sees a celestial apparition. Years pass and Jehanne discloses her mystic experiences to the court. After she suffers many humiliations, her mysticism brings her before the Dauphin Charles in order to save France.

  • Braccialetti rossi

    Braccialetti rossi (2014 - 2016)
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  • The Ballerina

    The Ballerina (2015)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Composer A man and his 9-year-old daughter disappear into the swampy Virginia backwoods. Haunted by tragedy and destitution, they must both face the painful past if they are to ever have a future.

  • Maresia

    Maresia (2015)
    Film (Drama) Composer Where do you draw the line between fact and fiction in one man's life? That's the issue confronting an art expert delving into the biography of a painter who drowned 50 years ago, whose presence suddenly makes itself felt through the appearance of a contemporary friend.

  • Tango per la Libertà

    Tango per la Libertà (2015)
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  • Sarà un paese

    Sarà un paese (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Adventure, Drama, Family and 1 More) Composer Following the path of the Phoenician hero Cadmus, to whom mythology attributes the introduction of the alphabet into Greece, Nicola, a thirtysomething who is uncertain about the future, and his 10-year-old brother Elia, undertake a journey through Italy in search of a new language, to give back to things their proper names and restore meaning to words. In their wanderings, taking in faces and places, painful realities and historic memories, the road becomes a path of learning and, at the same time, an exploration of the imaginary. On the border between documentary and fiction, the film describes the hopes of the country that will be.

  • Non è mai troppo tardi

    Non è mai troppo tardi (2014)
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  • Just a Few Drinks

    Just a Few Drinks (2014)
    Television (Biography) Music department Four young people tell how an evening of drinking alcohol led to a sequence of events that changed their lives. At the time, they all set out just wanting to have a good time, but after their experience with alcohol their attitude to drinking has changed significantly. The science of how alcohol affects the body is explored through four real life stories, highlighting how behaviour can change dramatically as a result of drinking. Written by BBC

  • Country of Bodies: Bombay in Dance

    Country of Bodies: Bombay in Dance (2013)
    Film (Short and Music) Composer As the never say stop Mumbai races about, there are hearts that march to a different beat. Set against the urban landscapes of Bombay, 'Country of Bodies' is a dance film that narrates the personal and intimate relationship of the city and its inhabitants.

  • Ausgepresst Wie Zitronen

    Ausgepresst Wie Zitronen (2013)
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  • The Grandmaster

    The Grandmaster (2013)
    Film (Action, Biography and Drama) Music department Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

  • Waves

    Waves (2012)
    Film (Drama and Mystery) Composer A woman lives a lonely life in London, oppressed by the chaotic life of the big city. She dresses in antique retro garments and seems out of time and space. She lives her life alone, silently, like a longing shadow and something is missing in it. On the other side of the world Juan, a former European business-man, after shipwrecking on a remote island of the Seychelles, is now living a secluded life as a fisherman. Juan is haunted by the trauma of the shipwreck and he is now terrified of water, so that there seems to be no escape for him. His unique desire is to find Mar, the mysterious girl he caught a glimpse of on the day he woke up on the beach of the island... but he doesn't know yet that Mar represents only a part of who he is looking for. Mar is an eerie and fairy-like creature, bound by strong roots and entrapped in the woods of the island, who constantly looks over Juan and the woman in London. Her voice resonates in both their minds, giving them guidance. Juan and the woman ... Written by Pilli Cortese

  • Ailes De Mercure

    Ailes De Mercure (2012)
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  • Sfiorando il muro

    Sfiorando il muro (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Composer The first communion and the blitz of 7 April. Games with friends and the kidnapping of Aldo Moro. "Sfiorando il Muro" is a film about the 1970s from an unusual viewpoint: a woman who was a girl at the time emotionally recalls the demonstrations and graffiti. There is a reason: the filmmaker's father, Graziano Giralucci, was killed by the Brigate Rosse together with Giuseppe Mazzola in 1974 in the MSI headquarters in Padua. They were the terrorist group's first victims. To understand how it was possible to accept and consider inevitable political violence, the filmmaker searches out those who perpetrated it, those subjected to it and those who fought it-from the autonomi political group to the Fronte della Gioventù, from the magistrate Pietro Calogero, who ordered the blitz on 7 April against Toni Negri, to Guido Petter, a university lecturer and ex partisan beaten about the head with a hammer, and finally to the union leader who became a "grass" and was forced to hide for years just ... Written by Biennale Venezia

  • Ben e Clara - Le ultime lettere

    Ben e Clara - Le ultime lettere (2012)
    Television (Documentary) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Mary of Nazareth

    Mary of Nazareth (2012)
    TV Movie (Biography, Drama and History) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Silvio, One of Us

    Silvio, One of Us (2011)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Composer Silvio, One of us, shows the contemporary political mood in Italy and trough some portraits investigates the phenomenon of how far Berlusconi and his politics mirror Italy. The film was jointly filmed by five Italian filmmakers in the period around the regional elections of March 2010 asking themselves: who are the people that continue voting for the center-right in Italy and thus supporting Berlusconi? Written by Anonymous

  • Skin Deep

    Skin Deep (2010)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Composer For hundreds of years, human skin color has been used as a marker of race. Now, science is uncovering the intricate relationship between skin color and environment. When our ancient ancestors in Equatorial Africa lost their body hair and ventured out into the open Savannah, their skin had to become dark to resist strong UV radiation. Perfectly adapted to the environment, the black skin of Africans is one of Nature's greatest achievements for the survival of the human species. Written by Franco Di Chiera

  • Il sorteggio

    Il sorteggio (2010)
    TV Movie (Drama) Composer The film tells the story of Tonino, a worker of the Fiat Mirafiori factory with a passion for tango and detached from the vicissitudes of politics. One day Tonino is drawn as a juror for the trial of the Red Brigades. Not realizing the situation, Tonino initially welcomes the convening with enthusiasm, seeing it as a way to get away from the factory, but as soon as he realizes what it is, also troubled by a series of terrorist acts that take place in the meantime, comes into crisis the economic burden of responsibility with regard to this task. Meanwhile, even his love life suffers setbacks, with girlfriend Anna, unaware of the convocation, who decides to leave just before the wedding considering it a very mature and unreliable man. Between doubts, fears and torments, the end Tonino assumes responsibility for the selection, accepting the juror task despite the difficult climate of the time, while others called renounce fear. This difficult choice, however, allows him to recover the ...

  • La nuova armata Brancaleone

    La nuova armata Brancaleone (2010)
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  • What Did I Do Last Night?

    What Did I Do Last Night? (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • 399 B.C.

    399 B.C. (2009)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Composer New York. The jurists in a courtroom have to decide on the sentence of a defendant for whom the death sentence has been requested. The trial becomes a media case which divides public opinion. The prisoner at the bar is an elderly man who is accused of being a rabble-rouser, of offending the state religion and of exerting undue influence over the minds of young people with his ideas. In the eyes of the people, he is a guru, a fake, a wise man. Finally, the verdict is handed down: capital punishment. The newspapers print the news on the front page; but the condemned man invites everybody to not be afraid of death, to not be so anxious to accumulate earthly wealth. Who is this man? Written by anonymous

  • Bakhita

    Bakhita (2009)
    TV Movie (Biography) Composer Bakhita is captured as a slave as a child, a Viennian man sees her. Many years later the man has returned to do business and recognizes her. After saving her, he takes her back to his home. The other servants think she's the devil due to her black skin, but the daughter of the house choses her as her nanny.

  • Monitamal

    Monitamal (2008)
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  • Torpedos im Morgengrauen - Das letzte Schlachtschiff des Kaiser

    Torpedos im Morgengrauen - Das letzte Schlachtschiff des Kaiser (2008)
    TV Movie (Documentary and Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Family Game

    Family Game (2007)
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  • Redcod

    Redcod (2006)
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  • Shooting Silvio

    Shooting Silvio (2006)
    Film Composer Centers on a young, rich, outlandish orphan who decides to kill media tycoon and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, one of the wealthiest people in the world.

  • La via del successo

    La via del successo (2005)
    Film (Short) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Excellent Cadavers

    Excellent Cadavers (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Composer In the late-80s and early-90s, the prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paulo Borsellino went after the mob in Sicily. Political corruption made their job difficult, while the bloody-fisted mob made it dangerous. Interviews are with surviving colleagues and the crime photographer, Letizia Battaglia. Archival footage, including that of a spectacular trial, and gruesome photographs are shown. Written by J. Spurlin

  • Ballarò

    Ballarò (2001)
    Television (History, News and Talk-Show) Music department Political and economic talk-show with Giovanni Floris.

Awards

  • Best Soundtrack for Fiction 2014 (Cinearti "Chioma di Berenice" International Award)
    (2014)

  • Best Soundtrack for Fiction (Colonne Sonore.net)
    (2014)

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