Ettore Scola, Italian film director and screenwriter, Died at 84

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Ettore Scola was born on May 10, 1931, in Trevico, Avellino, Campania and died on January 19, 2016.

He was an Italian screenwriter and film director.

Ettore received a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1978 for his film A Special Day and was nominated for five Academy Awards.

He started in the film industry as a screenwriter in 1953, and directed his first film, Let’s Talk About Women, in 1964.

In 1974, Mr.Scola enjoyed international success with We All Loved Each Other So Much (C’eravamo tanto amati), a wide fresco of post-World War II Italian life and politics, dedicated to fellow director Vittorio De Sica.

This particular film won the Golden Prize at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.

Ettore won the Prix de la mise en scène at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi.

Following that, he has made several successful films, including A Special Day (1977), That Night In Varennes (1982), What Time Is It? (1989) and Captain Fracassa’s Journey (1990).

He has directed over to 40 films in some 40 years.

Mr. Scola film Passione d’amore, adapted from a nineteenth-century novel, was adapted by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine into the award-winning musical Passion.

The director was a member of the jury at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

Ettore Scola passed away at 84yrs old.