From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Matteo Garrone is an Italian film maker. Born in Rome, the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone and a photographer, in 1996 Garrone won the Sacher d'Oro, an award sponsored by Nanni Moretti, with the short film Silhouette, that became one of the three episodes that are on his first long film Terra di Mezzo in 1997. He won Best Director at the European Film Awards and at the David di Donatello Awards for "Gomorrah". Description above from the Wikipedia article Matteo Garrone, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.