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  • We all are very sad. Italian film director Vittorio Taviani, who with his brother Paolo Taviani created masterpieces of the Italian cinema has died today at the age of 88. The Taviani brothers are among Italy’s most well-known directors, with such acclaimed credits as Padre Padrone, La Notte di San Lorenzo, Kaos, Caesar Must Die and Wondrous Boccaccio. It is a great loss for Italian cinema and culture. To his family and his daughter, friend Giovanna Taviani , our deepest sympathy We decided to republish this article that the great director generously wrote for our magazine. It is the celebration of an island that he loved so much, Salina. Salina as seen through the eyes of renowned film director who for many years has shared a house on the gorgeous Sicilian island with his brother Paolo, inseparable companion in work and in life.
  • Luigi Pirandello was a prominent writer who lived from 1867 to 1936
    From January 13th to January 19th, Film Forum on Houston Street in New York will be honoring one of the greatest Italian authors of all time in association with Helluva Theater Company’s city-wide tribute entitled “Pirandello 150.”
  • Art & Culture
    George De Stefano(April 23, 2015)
    A homage to Francesco Rosi's political cinema and the US premiere of the Taviani brothers' film about love and the Black Death
  • Caesar Must Die trailer
    Interview with the renowned brother-directors. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s new release Caesar Must Die has already won the Golden Bear award for best movie at the Berlin Film Festival. Now it’s the Academy’s turn