Luigi Bazzoni was born on June 25, 1929 in Salsomaggiore Terme, Parma, Italy. Luigi is the elder brother of the film director and cinematographer Camillo Bazzoni [1934- ] and a cousin of the Academy Award winner Vittorio Storaro [1940- ]. He began his career as assistant director to Mauro Bolognini. Later he became director of films and short films, gaining critical attention for two films “A Man, His Pride a Vengeance” and using the alias Marc Meyer the Euro-western “Blu Gang”. His short film “Di Domenica” achieved a Special Mention at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.
Luigi died on March 1, 2012 at Salsomaggiore Terme, Parma, Italy.
Today we remember Luigi Bazzoni on what would have been his 85th birthday.