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Ettore Scola

Ettore Scola
Born (1931-05-10) 10 May 1931
Trevico, Italy
Occupation Film director
Years active 1964-present

Ettore Scola (born 10 May 1931) is an Italian screenwriter and film director.


  • Life and career 1
  • Filmography as director 2
  • Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Life and career

Scola was born in Trevico, Avellino, Campania. He entered the film industry as a screenwriter in 1953, and directed his first film, Let's Talk About Women, in 1964. In 1974 Scola enjoyed international success with We All Loved Each Other So Much (C'eravamo tanto amati), a wide fresco of post-World War II Italian life and politics, dedicated to fellow director Vittorio De Sica. The film won the Golden Prize at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] In 1976 he won the Prix de la mise en scène at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi.

Since then Ettore Scola has made several successful films, including A Special Day (1977), That Night In Varennes (1982), What Time Is It? (1989) and Captain Fracassa's Journey (1990). Scola has directed close to 40 films in some 40 years, and is still active. His film Passione d'amore, adapted from a nineteenth-century novel, was adapted by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine into the award-winning musical Passion. He was a member of the jury at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography as director



  1. ^ a b "9th Moscow International Film Festival (1975)". MIFF. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "The 50th Academy Awards (1978) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1984 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Berlinale: 1991 Programme". Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  5. ^ Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated
  6. ^ "23rd Moscow International Film Festival (2001)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 

External links

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