Considered as one of the last great masters of Italian cinema, director of masterpieces featuring Marcello Mastroianni or Sophia Loren, Ettore Scola died Tuesday at the age of 84.
He was considered one of the last great masters of Italian cinema. Italian director Ettore Scola, born in 1931, died Tuesday in Rome at 84 years, according to Italian media quoted hospital sources.
Three films were particularly marked his long career full of thirty cinematographic works: We All Loved Each Other So Much , which had met with great international success in 1974, Ugly, Dirty and Bad , the price of staging in Cannes 1976 and A Special Day in 1977, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, two illustrious examples of players who have played under.
If comedy is an area where he excels, Scola like to diversify. His films penetrate very varied themes. Inspired by Fellini and Rossellini, Scola depicts the social and popular events by adding political questions, human, profound. The Romance of a poor young man in 1995 receives a Golden Lion at the Venice festival. In 2003, his latest film Gente di Roma discusses the evolution of the Italian capital, very expensive in the eyes of the director.
It was in August 2011 at the age of 80, he finally made his farewell to the cinema. So he had to make a film with Gerard Depardieu, Ettore Scola suddenly announced that he renounced it. For this shoot with the French actor, “everything was ready, he explained in an interview given to the Italian daily Il Tempo . But in the end, I did felt more to make this film. In short, it all started in the usual way, and the decision to leave came very naturally. “At 80, he himself étaitt time to say farewell to the cinema. “I do not want to become like those old ladies who continue to put red stilettos to stay with young people” he added.