Vittorio Taviani

Vittorio Taviani

Highest Rated: 92% Caesar Must Die (2013)

Lowest Rated: 57% Fiorile (Wild Flower) (1993)

Birthday: Sep 20, 1929

Birthplace: Not Available

Italian filmmaker Vittorio Taviani and his younger brother Paolo (1931- ) might just as well be joined at the hip; it is all but impossible to write of one brother without mentioning the other. The son of an anti-fascist lawyer who suffered mightily during the Mussolini years, Vittorio attended the University of Pisa, studying law while brother Paolo majored in liberal arts. Once the Tavianis developed an interest in cinema (Vittorio was inspired by a screening of Rossellini's Paisa), they became professionally inseparable. In 1950, the brothers established a Pisa cinema society with their future collaborator Valentino Orsini. In concert with screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio and Paolo directed the 1954 short subject San Miniato, Iuglio 44 (1954), about Nazi atrocities in Italy. Together once more with Orsini, the brothers directed their first feature in 1962, A Man For Burning. The modus operandi of Vittorio and Paolo is to work on their screenplays together, then take turns directing individual scenes, never interfering with each other's creative choices. Recurring themes in their films include war, anti-fascism, traditionalism vs. modernism, marriage, divorce, and life among the working poor in the Southern Italian region of Tuscany. The Tavianis have won Cannes Film Festival awards for Padre Padrone (1977) and Night of the Shooting Stars (1983); the latter film was also honored with a citation from the National Society of Film Critics. In 1987, the brothers made their first American film, Good Morning Babylon (1987), a perceptive homage to Hollywood's salad days. On his own (surprise!), Vittorio Taviani played a supporting role in 1994's The True Life of Antonio H..

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Rainbow: A Private Affair (Una questione privata) Screenwriter Director 2017
60% Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio) Screenwriter Director 2015
92% Caesar Must Die Director 2013
No Score Yet 40 X 15 Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Lark Farm Director Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet Marcello: A Sweet Life Actor 2006
No Score Yet Luisa Sanfelice Director 2004
No Score Yet Tu ridi (You Laugh) (You're Laughing) Director Screenwriter 1998
No Score Yet Elective Affinities Director Screenwriter 1996
57% Fiorile (Wild Flower) Screenwriter 1993
No Score Yet Il Sole Anche di Notte (Night Sun) (The Sun Also Shines at Night) Director 1990
80% Good Morning, Babylon Screenwriter Director 1987
No Score Yet Kaos Screenwriter Director 1984
77% La Notte di San Lorenzo (Night of the Shooting Stars) (The Night of San Lorenzo) Director 1982
No Score Yet Il Prato Screenwriter Director 1979
75% Padre Padrone Screenwriter Director 1977
No Score Yet Allonsanfan Director Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet St. Michael Had a Rooster Director Screenwriter 1971
No Score Yet Un Uomo da bruciare (A Man for Burning ) Director 1962
No Score Yet Il prato Director


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