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Taviani, Paolo 1931-

Works: 242 works in 1,009 publications in 7 languages and 6,478 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Motion pictures  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Author, Scenarist, fmd, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Adapter, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Paolo Taviani
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Most widely held works by Paolo Taviani
La notte de San Lorenzo = Night of the shooting stars by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

82 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 981 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 )

108 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 796 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 )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 571 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 )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 430 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 by Ta wei a ni( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 263 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
Kaos( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magic, drama, misery and hope are given life in five tales adapted from Luigi Pirandello's Novelle per un anno. With a strong, poetic vision of Sicilian life, the Tavianis imbue this epic masterpiece with a serene, sympathetic revelation of mankind that transcends the boundaries of time."--Container
Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories by Pirandello are combined in settings near his birthplace
Wondrous Boccaccio = Maraviglioso Boccaccio( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 175 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
You laugh = Tu ridi by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 148 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 = Night Sun by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 137 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
Le affinità ellettive = Elective affinities( Visual )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 136 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
Allonsanfan by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

39 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 124 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 )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 121 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
Caesar must die by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 100 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 94 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 )

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

San Michele aveva un gallo( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in Italian and held by 74 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
Padre padrone by Gavino Ledda( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in Italian and German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bygger på romanen: Padre padrone / Gavino Ledda
Good morning Babilonia = Good morning Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 47 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
San Michele aveva un gallo ; Allonsanfàn by Paolo Taviani( Book )

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

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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.30 for Wondrous B ... to 0.94 for Good morni ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
San Michele aveva un gallo
Alternative Names
Paolo Taviani cinéaste

Paolo Taviani Italiaans filmregisseur

Paolo Taviani Italian film director, screenwriter and producer

Paolo Taviani Italienischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Taviani, Paolo 1931-

Πάολο Ταβιάνι ιταλός σκηνοθέτης, σεναριογράφος και παραγωγός ταινιών

Паоло Тавиани

Паоло Тавіані Італійський кінорежисер, сценарист и продюсер

פאולו טביאני

타비아니, 파올로 1931-

タヴィアーニ, パオロ

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