Italian film director Vittorio Taviani dies aged 88

President pays tribute to director who worked with brother on award-winning films

The Italian film director Vittorio Taviani, who with his brother Paolo Taviani created Italian cinema masterpieces, has died at the age of 88.

The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, said Taviani’s death on Sunday in Rome after a long illness was “a great loss for Italian cinema and culture, which are losing an undeniable and beloved protagonist”.

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Author : Associated Press in Milan

Publish date : 15 April 2018 | 8:47 pm

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