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Taviani, Vittorio 1929-

Works: 242 works in 885 publications in 5 languages and 6,005 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews  War films  Motion pictures  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Composer, Other, Author of dialog, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Padre padrone by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

77 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 699 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 )

70 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 646 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
Cesare deve morire by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 475 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
Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 435 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 notte de San Lorenzo Night of the shooting stars( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 388 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
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 384 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."--[]
La masseria delle allodole The lark farm( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 177 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
Il sole anche di notte by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 132 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
You laugh Tu ridi( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and held by 131 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
Allonsanfan by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 130 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
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 122 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
Le affinità ellettive Elective affinities( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 117 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
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
Padre, padrone My father, my master( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in Italian and held by 86 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
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Michele aveva un gallo( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in Italian and held by 81 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
Caesar must die by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 72 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."
Good morning Babilonia = Good morning Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 60 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
Padre padrone by Gavino Ledda( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in Italian and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the autobiography by Gavino Ledda, who at the age of six was taken from school into the mountains where his father enslaved him as a shepherd
Fiorile Wild flower( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 51 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
San Michele aveva un gallo
Alternative Names
Vittorio Taviani Italian film director, screenwriter and producer

Vittorio Taviani Italienischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Витторио Тавиани

Italian (336)

English (47)

French (29)

German (22)

Spanish (16)

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