Ettore Scola (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɛtːore ˈskɔːla]; 10 May 1931 – 19 January 2016) was an Italian screenwriter and film director. He received a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1978 for his film A Special Day and over the course of his film career was nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Scola in 2007
10 May 1931|
Trevico, Campania, Italy
19 January 2016 (aged 84)|
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Life and careerEdit
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. In 1976 he won the Prix de la mise en scène at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi.
Scola made further successful films, including A Special Day (1977), That Night In Varennes (1982), What Time Is It? (1989) and Captain Fracassa's Journey (1990). He directed close to 40 films in some 40 years. 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..
Scola died in Rome on January 19, 2016 at the age of 84.
Filmography as directorEdit
- Let's Talk About Women (1964)
- Thrilling (1965)
- Hard Time for Princes (1965)
- The Devil in Love (1966)
- Will Our Heroes Be Able to Find Their Friend Who Has Mysteriously Disappeared in Africa? (1968)
- Police Chief Pepe (1969)
- The Pizza Triangle (1970)
- My Name Is Rocco Papaleo (1971)
- The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life (1972)
- Trevico-Turin: Voyage in Fiatnam (1973)
- Festival Unità (1973) - documentary
- We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
- Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen (1976)
- Down and Dirty (1976)
- A Special Day (1977)
- La terrazza (1980)
- Passion of Love (1981)
- That Night in Varennes (1982)
- Vorrei che volo (1982) - documentary
- Le Bal (1983)
- Macaroni (1985)
- Imago urbis (1987) - documentary
- The Family (1987)
- Splendor (1988)
- What Time Is It? (1989)
- Captain Fracassa's Journey (1990)
- Mario, Maria and Mario (1993)
- Romanzo di un giovane povero (1995)
- The Dinner (1998)
- Unfair Competition (2001)
- Un altro mondo è possibile (2001) - documentary
- Lettere dalla Palestina (2002) - documentary
- Gente di Roma (2003)
- How Strange to Be Named Federico (2013) - documentary
- 1966 : Nastro d'Argento Best script Io la conoscevo bene
- 1975 : Moscow Film Festival Best film C'eravamo tanto amati
- 1976 : Cannes Film Festival Best Director for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi
- 1977 : César Award for Best Foreign Film for C'eravamo tanto amati
- 1978 : Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film for A Special Day
- 1977 : Academy Award nominee for A Special Day
- 1978 : Academy Award nominee for Viva Italia!
- 1978 : César Award for Best Foreign Film for A Special Day
- 1978 : Nastro d'Argento Best script for A Special Day
- 1978 : David di Donatello Best Director for A Special Day
- 1980 : Cannes Film Festival Best script for La terrazza
- 1980 : Nastro d'Argento Best script for La terrazza
- 1981 : Nastro d'Argento Best script Passion d'amour
- 1983 : David di Donatello Best script for La Nuit de Varennes
- 1983 : Academy Award nominee for Le Bal
- 1984 : César Award for Best Director for Le Bal
- 1984 : Berlin Film Festival :
- 1984 : David di Donatello :
- 1986 : Golden Medal of the City of Rome at for the 30th anniversary of David di Donatello
- 1987 : Academy Award nominee for La famiglia
- 1987 : David di Donatello :
- 1987 : Nastro d'Argento :
- 1990 : Berlin Film Festival:
- 1990 : Pietro Bianchi award at Venice Film Festival
- 1995 : Award for his career at Flaiano Film Festival
- 1997 : a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.
- 2001 : 23rd Moscow International Film Festival Best Director for Concorrenza sleale
- 2001 : Taormina Arte Award at Taormina Film Fest
- "9th Moscow International Film Festival (1975)". MIFF. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
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- "The 50th Academy Awards (1978) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2012-06-16.
- "Berlinale: 1984 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
- "Berlinale: 1991 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated
- "23rd Moscow International Film Festival (2001)". MIFF. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-29.