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Taviani, Vittorio 1929-

Works: 164 works in 512 publications in 5 languages and 5,379 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Biography  Motion pictures  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, Film editor, Performer, Dedicatee, Composer, Other, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Padre padrone by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first film to win bothe the Golden Palm and the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It tells the story of Gavino, a six-year-old boy who is pulled out of school by his tyrant father and forced to work as a shepherd in the inhospitable mountains of Sardinia
La notte di San Lorenzo by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 628 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
Kaos by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 432 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
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations. Now, on a long drive to visit their grandfather, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious and magical story of their ancestors, from a young French soldier who sacrifices his life for a beautiful Italian peasant girl, to a sister's ultimate act of vengeance"--Videodisc sleeve
La notte de San Lorenzo Night of the shooting stars ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 380 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
Cesare deve morire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Italian and held by 359 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
La masseria delle allodole The lark farm ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Armenian family living in Turkey in 1915 endures the lost of their property, a massacre of family members and being sent to the Syrian desert. Meanwhile, a romance develops between a Turkish officer and the daughter of the Armenian family
You laugh Tu ridi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and held by 134 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
Il sole anche di notte by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Italian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is constantly interrupted by visitors hearing rumors that Sergio possesses miraculous powers, and by women who bet each other that they can successfully seduce him
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 114 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 of D.W. Griffith. Then tragedy and war tears them apart, only to reunite them in World War I
Allonsanfan by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in Italian and held by 100 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. He flounders in his own confusion and the result is a magnificent tragic comedy
Deutschland im Jahre Null ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmund, a young boy who lives amid the rubble that is Berlin after World War II, struggles and scrambles to help his family in getting food and barely survive
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
San Michele aveva un gallo ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in Italian and held by 72 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
Fiorile Wild flower ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations. On a long drive to visit their grandfather, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious and magical story of their ancestors
Le affinità ellettive Elective affinities ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlotta encounters Edward, a man she loved two decades before. The couple marries and the film follows their infidelities into anguish
Le affinità The elective affinities ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Details the collapse of an aristocratic marriage. Carlotta ... and Edouard ... live a peaceful and happy life in a picturesque Tuscan villa. Their marital bliss is shattered when Edouard's closest friend Othon and Carlotta's goddaughter Ottilia arrive for an extended stay. A dinner conversation about 'elective affinities' in nature leads the four to experience the phenomenon in real life, drastically changing their lives forever."--Container
Paolo et Vittorio Taviani entretien au pluriel by Paolo Taviani ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caesar must die by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Registratie van de audities, repetities en opvoering van het stuk 'Julius Caesar' van Shakespeare, door gedetineerden uit de zwaarbewaakte Rebibbia-gevangenis in Rome
Padre padrone by Gavino Ledda ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in Italian and Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Epos Sardiniens: Ein herzzerreissendes Buch, das die beeindruckende Geschichte eines geknechteten Jungen erzählt und darüber hinaus Landschaft und Leben auf der süditalienischen Insel in allen Facetten einfängt. In kraftvollen Bildern voll herber Poesie schildert Ledda in seinem ersten autobiographischen Roman das Schicksal des sardischen Hirtenjungen Gavino und erzählt die Geschichte einer Befreiung. Nur vier Wochen besucht Gavino die Schule im Bergdorf Siligo, dann zerrt ihn der Vater gewaltsam aus dem Klassenraum und zwingt ihn zum Hüten der Schafe. Statt Lesen und Schreiben lernt er die Einsamkeit kennen, hält Zwiesprache mit der Natur und versinkt in einer Welt aus archaischem Schweigen und roher Gewalt. Erst im Alter von 21 Jahren gelingt der Versuch, dieser Welt zu entkommen. Gavino meldet sich freiwillig zur Armee, ohne ein Wort Italienisch zu sprechen. Doch der Kampf ist noch nicht zu Ende
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.14 for Fiorile ... to 1.00 for Paolo e Vi ...)
WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Italian (229)
French (27)
English (26)
Spanish (8)
German (4)