is one of the most respected contemporary Italian directors. His first major step as a director was in 1987 when he made The Big Blek which received many awards and took part in the Berlin International Film Festival in 1988.
In 1990, this success was followed by the acclaimed Ask for the Moon. His fifth film Not of This World in 1999 received five David di Donatello awards, the Grand Prix Special du Jury at the International Festival des Films du Monde in Montreal and the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. In 2001, Piccioni made Light of My Eyes which was in competition at the Venice Film Festival. In 2004, he directed The Life I Want which was screened in the official selection of the festivals in Berlin and Moscow in 2005. Recently, Giuseppe Piccioni directed Giulia Doesn't Date At Night which was selected for the festivals in Toronto, London, Pusan and Goteborg. He worked with many of the most important Italian actors like Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Sergio Rubini, Luigi Lo Cascio, Valeria Golino, Sandra Ceccarelli, Valerio Mastandrea and many others.