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Francesco Bacci

Journalist and translator

An Italian writer dreaming away his life in cinema in the British capital

Francesco Bacci is an Italian writer and translator who has always loved cinema and the entertainment world. He began writing a few years ago and now he just can’t stop doing it both in Italian and English.

In the past few years, he has written for the London-based Guestlist Magazine, Spoilertv, Roar Magazine, Il Caffè Quotidiano and he has taken part and visited a lot of film festivals and events. He has interviewed renowned filmmakers and actors on the red carpet, including Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck and Xavier Dolan.

Having lived in London and studied English, Chinese and French for years, he has excellent written and oral command of these languages. He has a Master Degree in Languages, Cultures and Literary Translation from the University of Macerata, Italy, discussing the American writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald in relation to cinema and to his anticipation of postmodernist themes and narrative structure.

He loves movies that provoke and move the viewer, and with audacious topics such as discrimination, sexuality, love and death. Some of the key moments in cinema for Francesco include Virginia Woolf’s suicide scene in The Hours (Stephen Daldry, 2003), the unknown words shared by the protagonists of Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003), the continuous flux of words between Céline and Jesse in Before Trilogy (Richard Linklater, 2013), the opening scene in 101 Dalmatians (Stephen Herek, 1996), Heath Ledger as Ennis in Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005) and as the Joker in The Dark Knight (Stephen Knolan, 2008), the authenticity of Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012), the sweet and delicate kiss in Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016), Lynch’s triumph in Mullholland Drive (2001), the painful inner exploration of Her (Spike Jonze, 2013), the incredible depiction of grief in 21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2003), the complexity of Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound (1945) and the resonance of a masterpiece as Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Francesco continues to search for a space where his voice is appreciated and valued, and he wishes to do a PhD in literary and cinematic research.

You can find him by writing to

Other posts by Francesco Bacci
The Ice King
Biopic of the British figure skater John Curry is far more than the register of his career, it's also a study of a tormented soul and his untimely death at the age of just 44 - in cinemas February 23rd [Read More...]

Butterfly Kisses
Sexual coming-of-age tale about three adolescents in London deals with male peer pressure and paedophilia - from the East End Film Festival [Read More...]

The strongest chain in no chain at all: LGBT drama about two gay men who meet in an absurd situation and become unexpectedly attracted to each other - from East End Film Festival. [Read More...]

The Secret Scripture
The latest Jim Sheridan movie is a mysterious and convoluted story trying very hard to grip and surprise viewers, but it lacks emotional depth and suddenly slips into predictable clichés - in cinemas on Friday [Read More...]

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