Director

Paolo & Vittorio Taviani

4 Films in collection

Paolo Taviani studied in Pisa and started working in cinema. He worked allways with his older brother Vittorio, who died in 2018. The Taviani brothers became widely known for their feature film Padre Padrone. In 1982, in their feature film La notte di San Lorenzo, they told an episode from the War of resistance between the Resistenza and the fascist militia in the year of 1944. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani are considered to be among the most important Italian directors.

Filmography

2017 Una Questione Privata
2015 Wondrous Boccaccio
2012 Caesar Must Die
2007 The Lark Farm
2004 Luisa Sanfelice
2001 Resurrection
1998 You Laugh
1996 The Elective Affinities
1993 Wild Flower
1990 Sunshine Even By Night
1987 Good Morning, Babylon
1984 Kaos
1982 La Notte Di San Lorenzo
1979 The Meadow
1977 Padrone Padrone
1974 Allonsanfan
1972 St. Michael Had A Roster
1969 Under The Sign Of Scorpio
1967 The Subversives
1963 I Fuorilegge Del Matrimonio
1962 A Man For Burning
1960 L’italia non è un paese povero,
1954 San Miniato Luglio ‘44

Una questione privata (Flyer)

Una questione privata (2017)

Summer 1943, Piedmont, Italy. Milton loves Fulvia who plays with his love: she only likes the depth of his thought and the letters he writes to her. One year later, Milton has joined the Resistance and fights beside other partisans. He learns during a conversation that Fulvia was secretly in love with his best friend Giorgio, a partisan like him. Milton decides to go find Giorgio in the Langhe region of Italy with all its misty hills…But Giorgio has just been arrested by the Fascists. More

  • Paolo & Vittorio Taviani - Box DVD
    DVD Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
    CHF 59.00 / EUR 53.00
Kaos (Flyer)

Kaos (1984)

Four Sicilian episodes after the 'Novelle per un anno', in which Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello wrote down earthy and extraordinary stories that his governess once told him. The Vienna Film Museum writes: "What remains incessantly perceptible in these tragic, lyrical and grotesque episodes about painful mothers, moon-addicted farmers, rebellious shepherds, fools and shawls is the powerful, sweeping lust for narration, the infatuation with the glare of day and night, the passion for sensuous, pasty pictures and the love for the country and its creatures. More

  • Paolo & Vittorio Taviani - Box DVD
    DVD Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
    CHF 59.00 / EUR 53.00
La notte di San Lorenzo (Flyer)

La notte di San Lorenzo (1982)

The film that captivated more than 8,000 people on an unforgettable evening in Locarno's Piazza Grande with its cinematic magic and message of peace. In the summer of 1944, a group of residents from their home village of San Miniato in Tuscany secretly sneaked out to meet the American liberators. According to instructions, those who remain behind seek shelter in the church and fall victim to a retaliatory strike by the Germans. More

  • Night of the Shooting Stars - The Night of San Lorenzo DVD
    DVD Night of the Shooting Stars
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
  • Paolo & Vittorio Taviani - Box DVD
    DVD Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
    CHF 59.00 / EUR 53.00
Padre Padrone (Flyer)

Padre Padrone (1977)

In the deep Sardinia of the 1940s, at the age of five, little Gavino is forced to drop out of school after only two months because he now has to help his father keep the animals. He thus grows up in isolation, far from human society. It is thanks to military service at the age of 21 that he can escape his father's grip. He learns to read, which is for him a revelation (he will become a linguist), and when he leaves the army, he rejects the report of quasi-slavery imposed by his father. More

  • Paolo & Vittorio Taviani - Box DVD
    DVD Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
    CHF 59.00 / EUR 53.00