Italian film director, Vittorio Taviani, Died at 88


Vittorio Taviani was born on September 20, 1929, and died on April 15, 2018.

Paolo Taviani was his brother, the pair is referred to as the Taviani brothers.

They were noted Italian film directors and screenwriters.

The pair worked together.

Vittorio’s brother Paolo Taviani’s wife Lina Nerli Taviani has been costuming designer of many of their films.

The brothers attended the Cannes Film Festival, the Taviani brothers won the Palme d’Or and the FIPRESCI prize for Padre Padrone in 1977 and Grand Prix du Jury for La notte di San Lorenzo (The Night of the Shooting Stars, 1982).

During 2012 they reached again the top prize in a major festival, winning the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival with Caesar Must Die.

Vittorio Taviani died at 88 years old.