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Renowned Filmmaker And Palme D’Or Winner, Vittorio Taviani Passes Away At 88

He died after a long illness

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Celebrated Italian director and writer Vittorio Taviani has died at the age of 88.

Vittorio Taviani with his brother Paolo Taviani created Italian cinema masterpieces. He won quite a number of awards, including, but not limited to Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival.

The iconic filmmaker recipient passed away after a long illness, according to his daughter. The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, said Taviani’s death on Sunday in Rome after a long illness was “a great loss for Italian cinema and culture, which are losing an undeniable and beloved protagonist”.

The director and his filmmaker brother Paolo became household names in italy in the 1960s, working on more than 20 movies together, including 1977’s “Padre Padrone”, which landed them the Palme D’Or at Cannes, and “Caesar Must Die”, a winner in Berlin in 2012.

The Tavianis last worked together on 2015’s “Wondrous Boccaccio”.

Born in San Miniato, Tuscany, in 1929, Vittorio started out as a journalist.

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