Death of Vittorio Taviani, director with his brother Paolo of the Palme d’Or Padre Padrone


VIDEO – The Italian filmmaker died in Rome at the age of 88, Sunday. With his little brother Paolo, they created an original cinematographic writing, heir to neorealism, which magnifies history by treating it poetically as a legend.
The Italian filmmaker Vittorio Taviani who, along with his brother Paolo, has signed some of the great films of the transalpine cinema died in Rome at age 88, the media said on Sunday, citing family sources. The filmmaker, who has been ill for a long time, made with his brother about fifteen feature films, including the most famous one, Padre padre , received the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977. »READ ALSO – Paolo Taviani:” Italian tales, an eminently feminine film ” With this disappearance is defeated one of the great duets of directors who have marked the 7th art. Vittorio, born in 1929, and his brother Paolo, born in 1931, worked together from their first films, in the 50s, forming an inseparable and perfectly tuned figure of Italian cinema. “We’re like latte … Can not say where coffee ends and milk begins!” Vittorio responded humorously to a question about their respective roles in making a movie. Born in San Miniato, Tuscany, they studied art when Rossellini’s discovery of Païsa (1946) turned them towards cinema. A committed cinema, tinged with their communist views, which first goes through the documentary before giving their great works of fiction as Saint Michel had a cock , Allonsanfan, Padre Padrone (Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1977), The night of San Lorenzo (grand prix of the jury at Cannes in 1982), Kaos, Sicilian tales, Italian tales , and Caesar must die (Golden Bear in 2012), played by detainees from a high security neighborhood. Inspired by the master of neo-realism Roberto Rosselini With a great refinement in the staging, they traveled the Italian land as a memory at once poetic and social, intimate and collective. Their cinema has rightly said that an Italian critic feeds on “the recovery of the past, the stories told by the fireside, the country legends, the old proverbs” to feed the relations and reflections of today. Their latest film, A question privata , which will be released in France on June 6, is a story of love and resistance, in wartime Italy of 1943. Strongly inspired by the master of neo-realism Roberto Rosselini, the two brothers, son of an anti-fascist lawyer, were interested from their beginnings in the 1960s to social issues. Their atypical cinema, marked by a very literary style, mixes history, psychoanalysis and poetry. In an interview with Jean A. Gili, a great specialist in Italian cinema, Vittorio Taviani delivered his high conception of the seventh art: “The cinema is my life because otherwise I would be only a ghost and all the relations with the others would dissolve in the fog”. ● Padre padre by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, in 1977, adapted from the novel by Gavino Ledda, Padre padrone: the education of a pastor , with Omero


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