Giovanni Brancale, born on August 11, 1955, lives in Florence. He is a doc-tor, specialist in paediatrics. Ever since university he devoted himself, with some friends, in activities for children with puppet shows and video. After an experience as a doctor in Africa, in Benin, he returned to Italy where he works as a family practitioner. Next to this activity, he has started a career as movie director seven years ago, by making a cinematographic trilogy: three long-length films of almost one hour each which take place in Floren-ce. In the name of the Father is the first chapter, followed by Salvatore Rabbunì and The Formula. In 2008 Giovanni Brancale ended Il maestro e Margherita, inspired by the novel of Mikhail Bulgakov.