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Film scholar David Forgacs introduces the filmmaking duo who breathed new life into the Italian neorealist tradition.
Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani • 1977 • Italy
Starring Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival, this classic by the Taviani brothers is based on an autobiography by Gavino Ledda, “The One That Got Away.” Gavino is six when his...
Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani • 1982 • Italy
Starring Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano
Set during the summer of 1944 in a small Tuscan town caught between the retreating German forces and the advancing American army, this cinematic fable is one of the Taviani brothers’ most ...
Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani • 1984 • Italy
Starring Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli
With this free adaptation of several works by Luigi Pirandello’s, the Taviani brothers constructed an ethereal odyssey into the Sicilian landscape. Structured as four stories and an epilog...