Vittorio Taviani

  • Film

The Italian Cinema of the Taviani Bros

Vittorio Taviani (born September 29, 1929, in San Miniato, Italy) passed away on April 15, 2018, at age 88. In close collaboration with his younger brother Paolo (born November 8, 1931), he directed some important movies in the history of Italian cinema: San Michele aveva un gallo (1971) from the novel The Divine and the Human by Leo Tolstoy;  Allonsanfàn (1974) with Marcello Mastroianni; Padre padrone (1977) the true story of Gavino Ledda, son of a Sardinian shepherd; La notte di San Lorenzo (The Night of the Shooting Stars, 1982), about a 1944 massacre in the cathedral of San Miniato; Good Morning, Babylonia (1987) about two Italian brothers who work in Hollywood as set designers on D.