Alberto Lattuada

Alberto Lattuada (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto lattuˈaːda; latˈtwaːda]; 13 November 1914 – 3 July 2005) was an Italian film director.

Alberto Lattuada
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Photo from Almanacco Cinema 1952 (1951)
Born(1914-11-13)13 November 1914
Died3 July 2005(2005-07-03) (aged 90)
Rome, Italy
Spouse(s)Carla Del Poggio (1945–2005; his death)


Lattuada was born in Vaprio d'Adda, the son of composer Felice Lattuada. He was initially interested in literature, becoming, while still a student, a member of the editorial staff of the antifascist fortnightly Camminare... (1932) and part of the artists' group Corrente di Vita (1938).

Before entering the film industry, Lattuada's father made him complete his studies as an architect even though he recognized his desire to make movies.[1] He began his film career as a screenwriter and assistant director on Mario Soldati's Piccolo mondo antico ("Old-Fashioned World", 1940). The first film he directed was Giacomo l'idealista (1943). Luci del Varietà (1950), co-directed with Federico Fellini, was the latter's first directorial endeavour. Lattuada's film La steppa (1962) was entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] In 1970, he was a member of the jury at the 20th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] New Line Cinema released his erotic film Stay As You Are theatrically in the United States in 1979.

He was married to actress Carla Del Poggio. He died at 90 years old of Alzheimer's disease.[citation needed] He was buried in his family's chapel in the cemetery of Morimondo.

Filmography (as director)Edit


  1. ^ Alessandro Lattuada (18 March 2008). New interviews with the director’s wife, actress Carla Del Poggio (Variety Lights), and son Alessandro Lattuada (DVD) (in Italian). The Criterion Collection.
  2. ^ " Awards for La steppa". Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Berlinale 1970: Juries". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010.

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