Capricorn Jan 06, 1973 Geneva Actor, Director and Writer
Edoardo Ponti is an Italian-American director. He is the son of actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti.
Between Strangers was the first feature film Edoardo Ponti wrote and directed. It was produced by Gabriella Martinelli and starring an ensemble cast which includes Sophia Loren, Mira Sorvino, Deborah Kara Unger, Gérard Depardieu, Pete Postlethwaite, and Malcolm McDowell. The film premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals. It won 5 Genie Nominations, the Canadian equivalent to the Academy Award. Ponti earned the best first time filmmaker award from the Newport Beach Film Festival as well as an award of merit from the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival.
In 2011, Ponti wrote and directed the romantic comedy Coming & Going starring Rhys Darby, Fionnula Flanagan, and Sasha Alexander as well as Away we Stay, a branded short for the W Hotel Chain starring Helena Christensen and David Gandy which premiered in London.
In 2012, Ponti directed, Il Turno di Notte lo fanno le stelle, his first Italian language film, written by Erri de Luca, and starring Nastassja Kinski, Enrico Lo Verso, and Julian Sands. The same year he starred as an actor in Michel Comte’s directorial debut. A film adaptation of Madam Butterly, where he played the lead character, Pinkerton.