Pasquale Squitieri, Italian film director and screenwriter, Died at 78

Pasquale Squitieri was born on November 27, 1938, in Naples, Squitieri and died on February 18, 2017,

He was an Italian film director and screenwriter.

He graduated in law, then was briefly involved in stage, as author (“La battaglia”) and even actor (directed by Francesco Rosi).

Squitieri made his film debut with Io e Dio, produced by Vittorio De Sica, and, after two spaghetti westerns he signed as William Redford, he focused on drama films centered on political and social issues.

Squitieri’s film Il prefetto di ferro won the David di Donatello for Best Film in 1978.

a film about the brigand Carmine Crocco, Li chiamarono… briganti!, was suspended from the cinemas and it is not available on the home video market.

He was the partner of Claudia Cardinale from 1974.

Squitieri’ s 1980 film Savage Breed was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.

Pasquale Squitieri passed away at 78 years old.