Amazon Takes U.S., U.K. Rights to Final Taviani Brothers Film (EXCLUSIVE)

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Amazon Studios has acquired North American, U.K., and Indian rights to “Rainbow – A Private Affair,” the last work co-directed by Italy’s revered Taviani brothers. Amazon’s purchase from Paris-based Pyramide Intl. of those streaming rights follow…

Vittorio Taviani, Award-Winning Italian Director, Dies at 88

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Italian director Vittorio Taviani, of the multiple award-winning Taviani brothers, has died at 88. His daughter told media he died in Rome after a long illness. Vittorio was the older of the prolific Taviani brothers who emerged in the 1970’s as the revered filmmaking duo whose works blended neo-realism with more modern storytelling in works […]

Italian Director Vittorio Taviani, Palme D’Or And Golden Bear Winner, Dies Aged 88

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Celebrated Italian writer-director Vittorio Taviani, winner of the Palme d’Or and Berlin Golden Bear, has died aged 88. He passed after a long illness, his daughter has confirmed to Italian media.
The director formed one half an acclaimed filmmaking duo with his brother Paolo: the two were known as the Taviani Brothers. The siblings became household names in Italy in the 1960s and worked on more than 20 movies together including 1977 Palme d’Or winner Padre Padrone and…

Rome Film Review: ‘Rainbow — A Private Affair’

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To state the obvious: the Taviani brothers have made some remarkable films in their long and fruitful career, so saying that their latest, “Rainbow — A Private Affair,” is an artificial and dully old-fashioned literary adaptation in no way denigrates the position they hold in cinema’s firmament. It is, however, sad that this and their […]