Magazine article Screen International

Italian Film Giant Vittorio Taviani Dies at 88

Magazine article Screen International

Italian Film Giant Vittorio Taviani Dies at 88

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Italian premier pays homage to ’beloved protagonist’.

Vittorio Taviani

Vittoria Taviani, one half of the formidable Taviani Brothers who recently won the Berlin Golden Bear for Caesar Must Die, has died in Rome after a long illness. He was 88.

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella paid tribute on Sunday night and said Taviani’s death was “a great loss for Italian cinema and culture, which are losing an undeniable and beloved protagonist”. …

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