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Taviani, Vittorio 1929-

Works: 236 works in 1,116 publications in 7 languages and 6,680 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, fmd, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Author, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of dialog, Composer, tld
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vittorio Taviani
La notte de San Lorenzo = Night of the shooting stars by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

111 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing inspiration from their own experiences in nazi-occupied Italy, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani create a touching tale of wartime survival via a loving mother who recollects her flight as a 6 year-old from a Tuscan village during World War II
Padre padrone by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

115 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 815 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 )

37 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a rehabilitative prison program, inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar.' As they rehearse, the prisoners find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their confined lives
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

51 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 433 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 )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic, drama, misery and hope permeate these five tales of Sicilian life adapted from storie s 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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 265 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
Wondrous Boccaccio = Maraviglioso Boccaccio by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 260 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
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

70 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915, Andrea and Nicola, two Italian brothers, skilled in the restoration of cathedrals, leave their native country in search of wealth in America. Their search ultimately leads them to Hollywood where they design sets for films. Then tragedy and war tears them apart, only to reunite them in World War I
You laugh = Tu ridi by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 157 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 )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 141 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 = Night Sun by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 138 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 )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 131 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
Caesar must die by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 131 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."
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy. A portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy, living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings. Young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher
San Michele aveva un gallo by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the tumultuous period of 19th century Italy. Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Padre padrone by Gavino Ledda( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bygger på romanen: Padre padrone / Gavino Ledda
Paolo et Vittorio Taviani entretien au pluriel by Paolo Taviani( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Taviani Brothers collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Padre Padrone: Gavino is six when his father hauls him out of school to keep watch over sheep on a barren countryside, huddled in a makeshift hut night and day. The child is constantly abused by his father who treats him as his own father treated him. When the illiterate Gavino is commanded by his father to join the army, he learns a trade and a new concept of life, discovering the outside world and his own identity within it
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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

Вітторіо Тавіані Італійський кінорежисер, сценарист і продюсер

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