Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

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Vittorio (left) and Paolo Taviani, at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Paolo Taviani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo taˈvjaːni]; born November 8, 1931) and Vittorio Taviani (Italian pronunciation: [ vitˈtɔːrjo taˈvjaːni]; September 20, 1929 – April 15, 2018), both known as the Taviani brothers, are Italian movie directors and screenwriters. They are brothers who always work together, each directing alternate scenes. They were born in San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy.

At the Cannes Film Festival, the Taviani brothers won the Palme d'Or for Padre padrone in 1977 and Grand Prix du Jury for La notte di San Lorenzo (The Night of the Shooting Stars, 1982).

In 2012 they reached again the top prize in a major festival, winning the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival with Caesar Must Die.

Vittorio Taviani died on April 15, 2018 in Rome of heart disease at the age of 88.[1]

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  1. "Celebrated Italian film-maker dies". 16 April 2018 – via

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