AceShowbiz - Italian writer/director Vittorio Taviani has died, aged 88. The former Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner and Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear recipient passed away after a long illness, according to his daughter.
The director and his filmmaker brother Paolo became household names in Italy in the 1960s, working on more than 20 movies together, including 1977's "Padre Padrone", which landed them the Palme D'Or at Cannes, and "Caesar Must Die", a winner in Berlin in 2012.
The Tavianis last worked together on 2015's "Wondrous Boccaccio".
Born in San Miniato, Tuscany, in 1929, Vittorio started out as a journalist.