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Taviani, Vittorio 1929-2018

Works: 332 works in 1,242 publications in 6 languages and 6,783 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  History  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, fmd, Restager , Performer, Other, Film editor, Author, Dedicatee, Conceptor, Composer, Author of dialog, 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 )

86 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 974 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 )

119 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 790 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 )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 489 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 )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories by Pirandello are combined in settings near his birthplace
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

53 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 404 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."--[]
Wondrous Boccaccio = Maraviglioso Boccaccio by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence, Thirteenth Century. The "Black Death" is spreading. Ten kids (three boys and seven girls) decide to escape and to seek shelter in the countryside, away from the horrible consequences of the plague. In order to kill time, each kid tells a particular story, but no matter how different their stories may be, they all have one aspect in common: love. A love that will help the characters cope with the numerous uncertainties of a very arduous age
La masseria delle allodole = The lark farm( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 262 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
Caesar must die by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 192 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."
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
Allonsanfan by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2018 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
Il sole anche di notte = Night Sun by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 115 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 )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 114 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
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 102 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
Deutschland im Jahre null = Germany year zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 98 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
San Michele aveva un gallo by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in Italian and held by 87 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
Good morning, Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good morning Babilonia = Good morning Babylon by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 71 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
The Taviani Brothers collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 56 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
Padre padrone by Paolo Taviani( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in Italian and held by 54 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 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.30 for Wondrous B ... to 0.94 for Good morni ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
San Michele aveva un gallo
San Michele aveva un galloPaolo and Vittorio Taviani : poetry of the Italian landscape
Alternative Names
Taviani V.

Taviani, Vittorio, 1929-

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

Վիտորիո Տավիանի իտալացի կինոռեժիսոր, սցենարիստ, պրոդյուսեր

ויטוריו טביאני

فيتوريو تافياني

타비아니, 비토리오 1929-

타비아니, 비트리오 1929-

タヴィアーニ, ヴィットリオ