Liliana Cavani

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Birth Name: Liliana Cavani
Born: 01/12/1933
Birth Place: Italy

In 1966, Cavani made her first dramatic work, a film for RAI on the life of "Francesco D'Assisi" (St. Francis of Assisi). The result played at the Venice Film Festival and won an award at the Valladolid Film Festival. Having achieved a degree of success, she moved into feature filmmaking, co-writing and directing "Galileo" (1968). The film garnered controversy for its extreme anti-Church establishment viewpoint which led to the Vatican's attempt to suppress the film. Nevertheless, Cavani proved her mettle and received the lion's share of acclaim for a balanced depiction of ideas and the persecution of scientists and thinkers by the Inquisition. Her next efforts, "I Cannibali" (1969), starrin... Continue Bio >>

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