Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani dies

Vittorio Taviani after receiving a Golden Bear esteem in Berlin in 2012.Image copyright

Celebrated Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani has died, aged 88.

He died after a prolonged illness, his daughter said, and would be cremated in a private ceremony.

He and his hermit Paolo became domicile names in Italy in a 1960s, and expelled their latest film in 2017.

Internationally, their film Padre Padrone won a Palme D’Or in Cannes in 1977. Docudrama Caesar Must Die won a Golden Bear esteem during a Berlin Film Festival in 2012.

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Vittorio (R) and Paolo took turns directing swap scenes

Vittorio began study law during a University of Pisa, though forsaken out after apropos meddlesome in cinema.

The Taviani brothers wrote and destined brief films and constructed their initial underline in 1962. They continued a partnership – any holding turns to approach swap scenes with a other watching.

The Repubblica journal pronounced a dual masters of Italian cinema had narrated a history, existence and contradictions of Italy given a 1960s.

So tighten was their partnership that Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni called them away “Paolovittorio”.