He was born in Florence, he learned the cinema’s basis at the London Film School and with Babak Jalali he founded an independent house, La Règle du Jeu, which in a few years produced some short films that received international attention. In 2005 he made Alone Together and Troppo caldo per Birillo; in 2006 Dopodomani and Fine stagione, written with Hanif Kureishi; in 2008 Lo zio, with Marco Messeri. In 2011 he filmed Hit the road, nonna a documentary. It was premiered during the Venice Days, then it achieved the People’s Choice Award at the People’s Festival in Florence and a special mention at the Silver Ribbons. Short Skin is his first long length-film.