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Jonathan Nossiter

Jonathan Nossiter

Jonathan Nossiter has directed four feature films. His most recent, MONDOVINO premiered in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2004. Following it's theatrical release, he will also make a 10 part series from his adventures across the wine world. SIGNS & WONDERS (2000), a psychological thriller shot in Athens, Greece starred Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgard. It premiered in Competition at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. SUNDAY (1997), a black comedy he also directed and co-wrote about a one day love affair based on a case of assumed identity, starred David Suchet and Lisa Harrow. It won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for Best Film and Best Screenplay and the Deauville Film Festival's Grand Prize for Best Film and their International Critics' Prize and was shown in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. He also directed RESIDENT ALIEN (1991), a feature length comedy mixing documentary and fiction about the end of Manhattan's bohemia, with Quentin Crisp, John Hurt and Holly Woodlawn. It was theatrically released in the U.S. in 1992 and was shown in numerous countries (including the BBC in England, Berlin Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival). His documentaries include Losing The Thread, (2001) for RAI in Italy and the Sundance Channel in the U.S., an hour long film on art fraud, tourism and the male ego in Tuscany (premiere Rotterdam Festival) and Searching for Arthur, a look at Arthur Penn in New York, for Telepiu's Italian series Directors on Directors (premiere at Locarno Festival) and Making Mischief, a half hour, personal documentary diary of the preparations for Signs & Wonders. His training includes the study of painting at the Beaux Arts in Paris and the San Francisco Art Institute and Ancient Greek at Dartmouth College, assistant directing in English theatre (The Newcastle Playhouse, King's Head) and assistant to the director Adrian Lyne on Fatal Attraction. A trained sommelier, he has made wine lists and trained staffs for a variety of New York restaurants, including Balthazar, Rice, Il Buco, and Pravda. He has also written about wine for New York Magazine, Wine & Food and The Forward. The son of a journalist, he was born in the U.S. and grew up in France, England, Italy, Greece, and India.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Jonathan Nossiter Facts

BirthdayNovember 12, 1961 (62)
BirthplaceWashington, District of Columbia, USA

Selected Filmography

The Magic Potion
Rio Sex Comedy
Natural Resistance
Mondovino: The Complete Series
Resident Alien
Signs and Wonders
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