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Paolo Taviani


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kaos Director
(1984)
Caesar Must Die Director
(2012)
Padre Padrone Director
(1977)

Filmography

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 2022 Leonora addio
 2007 The Lark Farm
 2004 Luisa Sanfelice (TV Movie)
 2001 Resurrection (TV Movie)
 1998 You Laugh
 1993 Fiorile
 1990 Night Sun
 1984 Kaos
 1979 Il prato
 1977 Padre Padrone
 1974 Allonsanfan
 1967 I sovversivi
 1964 L'Italia con Togliatti (Documentary short)
 1960 L'Italia non è un paese povero (Documentary)
 1960 Uomini del mare (Documentary short) (as Taviani)
 1959 Sicilia all'addritta (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1955 Rotelle nello sport (Documentary short) (as Taviani)
 1954 San Miniato, luglio '44 (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Paolo | Taviani

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Vittorio Taviani (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[when the brothers Taviani decided to become filmmakers] We walked into a movie theater called Cinema Italia, which no longer exists, and there was a film playing called Paisan (1946) that we had never heard of. (...) We had experienced the war as kids, and very deeply. But what we were seeing on screen made that reality so much clearer for us. This movie was telling us things about ourselves ... See more »

Trivia:

Recipient of the 'Sergei Parajanov Award' of the Yerevan International Film Festival. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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