Born in Lugo in 1892; died in Rome in 1983. Painter and film director.
Esodo Pratelli studied fine art at the Accademia di Bella Arti in Rome; in 1922 he moved to Milan where he held his first exhibition. In the subsequent decade he showed his work in important national art exhibitions, amongst which the Quadriennale d’Arte in Rome and the Venice Biennale.
At the end of the ‘30s he started to direct and produce films, amongst which Pia de’ Tolomei, Se non son matti non li vogliamo and A che servono questi quattrini? with Eduardo and Peppino De Filippo. He was involved in the foundation of Cinecittà, in the cinema school Centro Sperimentale and in the censorship commission Commissione di Censura Cinematografica.
After the war he shot some documentaries about figurative arts and from the early ‘50s there are scarce traces of his activity in the film industry.