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Vittorio Taviani

Highest Rated:   100% Padre Padrone (1977)
Lowest Rated:   67% Fiorile (Wild Flower) (1993)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Rainbow: A Private Affair (Una questione privata)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2017
No Score Yet Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2015
91% 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
67% Fiorile (Wild Flower)
  • Screenwriter
1993
No Score Yet Il Sole Anche di Notte (Night Sun) (The Sun Also Shines at Night)
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Good Morning, Babylon
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Kaos
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1984
70% 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
100% 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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