Davide Ferrario was graduated in Anglo-American Literature at Università Statale in Milan. In 1976, he started to be interested in the cinema joining the independent co-operative LAB 80 Film and writing for the magazine "Cineforum" . In the early 80's he organized exhibitions, events and festivals. In 1984 he published his first Italian monographic book on Fassbinder. In 1985, he wrote his first screenplay for "45°Parallelo" by Attilio Concari and in 1987 he directed his first short film, "Non date da mangiare agli animali" (Do not feed the animals). His second feature film, " Anime fiammeggianti" (Blazing Souls), was presented in Venice in 1994 in the Panorama Italiano section. In the same year he wrote his first novel "Dissolvenza al nero" (Fading to Black) (Hemingway Prize 1995). With his 1997 movie "Tutti giù per terra" (Ring-a-ring-o'-roses), he took part in the Locarno Festival, and in 1998 he released "Figli di Annibale" (Hannibal's children). In 1998 he participated at Venice Festival with "Guardami" (Look at me).