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Date of Birth 8 November 1931San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy

Mini Bio (1)

Paolo Taviani studied liberal arts at the University of Pisa, becoming interested in the cinema after seeing Roberto Rossellini's Paisan (1946). After writing and directing short films and plays with his brother Vittorio, he made his first feature in 1962. The brothers have continued to work together ever since, with each directing alternate scenes with the other watching but never interfering.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

Trivia (3)

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1984.
Recipient of the Sergei Parajanov award of the Yerevan Int'l Film Festival.

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