Sibylle Geiger

Painter and Costume Designer


Sibylle Geiger worked as a costume designer in Italian film until 1965.
At that time, while many directors worked on production of "socially committed” films, genre films such as comedies and “spaghetti westerns” were also very popular.

The production and economic value of the spaghetti western genre are particularly impressive.
In the 'sixties alone, without even counting the cycles of films on much-loved heroes such as Zorro, more than seventy westerns were filmed in Cinecittà and Spain, creating a whole world of scriptwriting and filmmaking with its own methods of photography, editing and use of soundtracks, later to become leitmotifs of an international cult.

Fans of this all-Italian genre today include some of the greatest American directors and film writers, thanks to whom, by a curious twist of fate, Italian actors and directors who were at the time known by their English pseudonyms are now known by their original names again.
These include Sergio Leone, Alfonso Brescia, Giuliano Gemma, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Sollima, Michele Soavi, Sergio Grieco and Rosalba Neri.

Dark looks, furious passions and the spectacular aggressiveness of these anti-heroes inspired by Tex Willer comics bring to life the products of Sibylle's imagination: her costumes.
Geiger also worked on many of the films of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, an important part of the great mosaic of Italian comedy set in the remotest corners of Italy and in the great cities, working alongside directors Gianni Grimaldi and Marcello Ciorciolini.

The hundreds of sketches, the costumes she designed, chose or made for each film offer a sort of history of this art of the set, of adventures and passions and - to the notes of Ennio Morricone or Riz Ortolani - gunshots, ringing laughter, sighs at sunset.

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