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Taviani, Vittorio 1929-

Works: 201 works in 1,020 publications in 8 languages and 6,307 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Motion pictures  Anthology films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, Restager , fmd, Performer, Film editor, Other, Dedicatee, Author, Creator, tld, Composer, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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La notte de San Lorenzo Night of the shooting stars by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

109 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una voce femminile fuori campo racconta. In una notte di San Lorenzo (10 agosto) del '44, nel paese di San Miniato nella campagna toscana, i tedeschi, che stanno evacuando, convincono il vescovo a raccogliere la gente nella chiesa con la promessa di lasciare tutti in vita. Ma una parte della popolazione dà retta a Galvano, che preferisce la fuga (con ragione perché la chiesa salterà in aria). I fuggitivi, dopo un percorso di paura con poche parentesi di serenità, riusciranno a raggiungere la libertà. Un bellissimo film dei fratelli Taviani premiato a Cannes. Un film corale, con momenti di alta poesia, dovuta anche alla bravura degli attori fra cui spicca Omero Antonutti nel ruolo di Galvano
Padre padrone by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

113 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful story of a son's development under an oppressive father. Gavino Ledda lives in solitude as an illiterate Sardinian shephard. His father is the brutal instrument of that solitude. Year after year Gavino is isolated alone with his flock in the mountains; separated from family, schools and the collectivity of his town. Finally, he rebels against his father and his own illiteracy. Studying by himself, Gavino earns his degree and writes a book about himself
Cesare deve morire by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theater in Rome's Rebibbia Prison. A performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has just ended amidst much applause. The lights dim on the actors and they become prisoners once again as they are accompanied back to their cells. Six months earlier, The warden and a theater director speak to the inmates about a new project, the staging of Julius Caesar in the prison. The first step is casting, a process both vivid and energetic. The second step is exploration of the text. Shakespeare's universal language helps the inmate-actors to identify with their characters. The path is long and full of anxiety, hope and play. These are the feelings accompanying the inmates at night in their prison cells after each day of rehearsal. Who is Giovanni who plays Caesar? Who is Salvatore-Brutus? For which crimes have they been sentenced to prison? The film does not hide this. The wonder and pride for the play do not always free the inmates from the exasperation of being incarcerated. Their angry confrontations put the show in danger. On the anticipated but feared day of opening night, the audience is numerous and diversified: inmates, actors, students, directors. Julius Caesar is brought back to life but this time on a stage inside a prison. It's a success. The inmates return to their cells. Even Cassius,' one of the main characters, one of the best. He has been in prison for many years, but tonight his cell feels different, hostile. He remains still. Then he turns, looks into the camera and tells us: "Since I have known art, this cell has turned into a prison."
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le récit de la malédiction de la famille Benedetti : pendant l'occupation de l'Italie par les troupes napoléonniennes, Elizabeth Benedetti tombe amoureuse de Jean, un soldat français. Mais son frère lui vole l'or dont il avait la garde. Dès lors la famille Benedetti devient puissante et riche, mais maudite et haïe."--[]
Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic, drama, misery and hope permeate these five tales of Sicilian life adapted from stories by the great Italian writer Luigi Pirandello. A moving, poetic vision of peasant families struggling to survive amid the pull of the new world
La masseria delle allodole The lark farm by Ta wei a ni( Visual )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope. Nunik is a proud, headstrong Armenian woman whose indomitable spirit captures the heart of an enemy Turkish soldier
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

65 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers l'aventure d'Andrea et Nicola, deux artisans toscans d'une vingtaine d'années partis faire fortune en Amérique, le film décrit la naissance d'Hollywood et la préparation d'un des films les plus extraordinaires et les plus couteux de l'histoire du cinéma, le déshormais mythique Intolérance de David Wark Griffith
You laugh Tu ridi by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Felice" concerns a man who cannnot remember his dreams. "Two kidnappings" depicts the kidnapping of a mafia turncoat's son and the nabbing of an intellectual by peasants a hundred years earlier
Le affinità ellettive Elective affinities( Visual )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlotta encounters Edward, a man she loved two decades before. The couple marries and the film follows their infidelities as their marriage collapses
Il sole anche di notte by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a young nobleman on the brink of a brilliant career at the court of Charles III. He leaves the court when his marriage plans fall through, and becomes a monk
Allonsanfan by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon's empire has fallen and a disillusioned Jacobin aristocrat is released from prison. He is torn between his revolutionary ideals and comfortable lifestyle in this tragic comedy set in Italy in the year 1819
Maraviglioso Boccaccio = Wondrous Boccaccio( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the spread of The Black Death in 14th century Italy, ten young people flee to the countryside and spend their time there telling each other stories
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto Rossellini's moving account of life in post-war Germany tells the story of a 13-year old black marketeer who poisons his ailing father out of pity and necessity
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Michele aveva un gallo( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the tumultuous period of the 19th century Italy, it is the story of a romantic idealist and leader of a group of anarchists, Giulio Manieri. Captured and condemned to death, Manieri firmly believes in his political convictions while in prison. After ten years, he meets a group of young revolutionaries who tell him the movement has changed and his beliefs are no longer valid. Feeling he has wasted ten years of his life, Manieri finds himself unable to function in the new outside world
Padre padrone by Paolo Taviani( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paolo et Vittorio Taviani entretien au pluriel by Paolo Taviani( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Michele aveva un gallo ; Allonsanfàn by Paolo Taviani( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I sovversivi by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in Italian and French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This political Italian drama is set after the death of that country's communist leader, Palmiero Togliatti. It is a time when the glory days of communism have passed and the party is trying to settle into the serious business of running a country." All Movie
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
San Michele aveva un gallo
Alternative Names
Vittorio Taviani cinéaste

Vittorio Taviani Italiaans filmregisseur

Vittorio Taviani Italian film director, screenwriter and producer

Vittorio Taviani Italienischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Βιτόριο Ταβιάνι ιταλός σκηνοθέτης, σεναριογράφος και παραγωγός

Витторио Тавиани

타비아니, 비토리오 1929-

타비아니, 비트리오 1929-

San Michele aveva un galloPaolo and Vittorio Taviani : poetry of the Italian landscape