Nanni Loy

Nanni Loy

Nanni Loy in Radiocorriere magazine, 1966
Born Giovanni Loi
(1925-10-23)23 October 1925
Cagliari, Sardinia
Died 21 August 1995(1995-08-21) (aged 69)
Fregene, Rome

Nanni Loy (born Giovanni Loi; 23 October 1925 21 August 1995) was an Italian film, theatre and TV director.

Loy was born in Cagliari, Sardinia: his father was Guglielmo Loy-Donà, a lawyer issue from a distinguished Sardinian-Venetian family, and his mother was the noblewoman Donna Anna Sanjust of the Marquesses of Neoneli.[1] Rosetta Loy, an Italian novelist, is his sister-in-law.

He became famous for introducing in Italy the candid camera with his show Specchio segreto (Secret mirror) in 1965.

His 1962 film The Four Days of Naples was nominated for two Academy Awards.[2] It also won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival in 1963.[3]

His 1971 film Detenuto in attesa di giudizio was entered into the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival. The star, Alberto Sordi, won the Silver Bear for Best Actor award.[4]

He specialized in comedy films such as Padre di famiglia but he also shot film dealing with social themes (Detenuto in attesa di giudizio and Sistemo l'America e torno).

Loy died at Fregene, near Rome, in 1995.

Partial filmography


  1. See the marriage notice in the Sanjust family tree (in Italian). Retrieved on 2011-12-5.
  2. "The 35th Academy Awards (1963) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  3. "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  4. "Berlinale 1972: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-03-16.
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