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Fratelli Taviani
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Paolo and Vittorio Taviani are perhaps best known for their movie, "The Night of the Shooting Stars," and are among the most famous film directors in Italy’s cinematic history. This documentary, “Passion and Utopia” tells, in their words and in the words of actors, photographers, and producers who worked with them, the story of their long partnership during which they made dozens of films. It also features clips from their movies, and behind-the-scenes footage during the filming of their movies.

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Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 1

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Italy

This documentary is about 2 brothers — the Taviani brothers — who are famous for having made many award-winning Italian movies. The short clips from their films will surely entice us to see the complete movies in the original Italian. Perhaps the most famous one is La Notte di San Lorenzo from 1982, whose English language release had the title: the Night of the Shooting Stars.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 2

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Italy

The Taviani brothers lived through the war, so they had a good feel for the terror people felt. But as kids they were also very much affected by the movies offered at the time.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 3

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Italy

The Taviani brothers talk about how, as young movie lovers, they would grab their bikes and go to whatever movie theater in the area was showing their favorite films. Then they had to go to the big city, Rome, to pitch their first documentary. They learned a valuable lesson.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 4

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Italy

San Miniato is where the Taviani brothers were born, but it was also the birthplace of their careers in filmmaking. Their first was a documentary and right away they had some problems with censorship.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 5

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Italy

Actor Giulio Brogi talks about how his role in "The Subversives" mirrored his character at the time. The Taviani brothers describe how they found another actor in that film, young Lucio Dalla, the famous (and now deceased) singer-songwriter.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 6

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Italy

In nineteen sixty-nine they made a different kind of film, "Under the Sign of Scorpio," and needed a special place to film it in. The whole cast, together with the directors, felt a particular sense of community both during and after the filming.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 7

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Italy

The Taviani brothers talk about how their movie "Under the Sign of Scorpio" was received at the Venice film festival, and about their location scouting for the film.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 8

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Italy

The directors talk about the important role the sea played in their films. Another element that played an important part was color, used to express feelings and situations.

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