Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (b. November 81931, and September 201929, respectively, both in San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy) are noted Italian film directors and screenwriters. They are brothers, who have always worked together, each directing alternate scenes.

Paolo Taviani's wife Lina Nerli Taviani has been costume designer of many of their films.

At the Cannes Film Festival the Taviani brothers won "Palme d'Or" and the FIPRESCI prize for "Padre padrone" in 1977 and "Grand Prix du Jury" for "La notte di San Lorenzo" in 1982.

Filmography

as film directors

1950s-1960s

*San Miniato, luglio '44 (1954)
*L'Italia non è un paese povero (1960, together with Joris Ivens)
*Un uomo da bruciare (1962, together with Valentino Orsini)
*I fuorilegge del matrimonio (1963, together with Valentino Orsini)
*I sovversivi (1967)
*Sotto il segno dello scorpione (1969)

1970s-1980s

*San Michele aveva un gallo (1972)
*Allonsanfàn (1973)
*Padre padrone (1977)
*Il prato (1979)
*La notte di San Lorenzo (1982)
*Kaos (1984)
*Good Morning, Babylon (1987)

ince 1990s

*Il sole anche di notte (1990)
*Fiorile (1993)
*Le affinità elettive (1996)
*Tu ridi (1998)
*Un altro mondo è possibile (2001)
*Resurrezione (2001, TV film)
*Luisa Sanfelice (2004, TV miniseries)
*La masseria delle allodole (2007)

as screenwriters

1950s-1960s

*San Miniato, luglio '44 (1954, with Valentino Orsini and Cesare Zavattini)
*Un uomo da bruciare (1962, with Valentino Orsini)
*I fuorilegge del matrimonio (1963, with Lucio Battistrada, Giuliani G. De Negri, Renato Niccolai and Valentino Orsini)
*I sovversivi (1967)
*Sotto il segno dello scorpione (1969)

1970s-1980s

*San Michele aveva un gallo (1972, based on a story by Leo Tolstoy)
*Allonsanfàn (1973)
*Padre padrone (1977, based on a book by Gavino Ledda)
*Il prato (1979, with Gianni Sbarra)
*La notte di San Lorenzo (1982, with Giuliani G. De Negri and Tonino Guerra)
*Kaos (1984, based on short stories by Luigi Pirandello)
*Good Morning, Babylon (1987, with Tonino Guerra)

ince 1990s

*Il sole anche di notte (1990, with Tonino Guerra)
*Fiorile (1993, with Sandro Petraglia)
*Le affinità elettive (1996, based on a novella by Johann Wolfgang Goethe)
*Tu ridi (1998, based on short stories by Luigi Pirandello)
*Resurrezione (2001, based on a novel by Leo Tolstoy)
*Luisa Sanfelice (2004, based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père)

External links

* [http://imdb.com/name/nm0851752/ Paolo Taviani] , IMDB entry
* [http://imdb.com/name/nm0851754/ Vittorio Taviani] , IMDB entry


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