(1983) Stage: Directed "La Dame aux camellias", Athens, Greece. Cast: Aliki Vougiouklaki
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[on his working as an assistant to director Luigi Zampa
] Zampa taught me so much. At the same time he terrified me because I was extremely shy while he had a forceful and extroverted nature. I kept thinking to myself, "I'll never be able to do this job! I'll never have the strength that he has!" Every time he called me, I used to blush and start to shake for no reason.
Worked as assistant director under neo-realist director Luigi Zampa
from 1948 to 1952. Subsequently in France as assistant to Jean Delannoy
and Yves Allégret
. Directed his own films from 1953, his best output coming from scripts by Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Big Night
) or adaptations of works by Alberto Moravia