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Vittorio Cottafavi Biography

Vittorio Cottafavi

Facts of Vittorio Cottafavi

Date of Birth: 1914 , January-30
Date of Death: 1998 , December-14
Birth Nation: Italy

Quick Timeline of Vittorio Cottafavi

1914 Born in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
1938 Graduated from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
1939 Worked in the movie Cardinal Messias
1946 Directed the movie, The Testimony
1982 Won Flaiano International Prizes
1949 Nominated in Venice Film Festival
1985 Directed his last movie Il diavolo sulle colline

Detail Timeline of Vittorio Cottafavi

January 30 , 1914

Born in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Vittorio Cottafavi was born in the early 1914 in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was born to Agnese Savio and Francesco Cottafavi. His father was an army officer and landowner. His maternal grandfather was a politician Vittorio Savio.

1938

Graduated from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

With the completion of his higher secondary education from some high school in Italy, he joined Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. There he majored in law, philosophy and literature. He finally earned his graduation from there in 1938.

1939

Worked in the movie Cardinal Messias

He entered into the film industry as a clapper boy and later on he began writing scripts for motion pictures. He also worked with Alessandro Blasetti and Vittorio De Sica as their assistant director. In the late 1930s, he worked in an Italian historical drama film Cardinal Messias.

1946

Directed the movie, The Testimony

Vittorio Cottafavi was a film director from Italy. He began his career as a clapper boy in the film industry but later on he established himself as a director and a screenwriter. He is known for being the director and the screenwriter of the movies like Unknown Men of San Marino, The Testimony, A Woman Has Killed and so on.

1982

Won Flaiano International Prizes

He had been honored with several prestigious awards and honors in his life. In 1982, he got nominated in Flaiano International Prizes for the first time in his life. He was also honored with this award that year and that was for being the writer of the movie Maria Zef. 

1949

Nominated in Venice Film Festival

In 1949, he worked on the movie Fiamma che non si spegne. For this work in this movie, he got his first nomination in Venice Film Festival that year. He was not honored with this award that year though. He has also once been nominated in Annecy Italian Cinema Festival. 

1985

Directed his last movie Il diavolo sulle colline

He was active as a film director in 1943 and he directed movies till the mid 1980s. In 1985, he directed an Italian drama film Il diavolo sulle colline. He announced his retirement from his directorial career that year. He died at the end of 1998 in Anzio, Lazio, Italy.

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Vittorio was one of the renowned directors in Italy. Besides being such a popular, his personal profile was low and humble. Information related to his married life and wife was not shared in the media. His nationality was Italian and his ethnicity was also guessed to be Italian.

With the completion of his higher secondary education, he joined Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. There he majored in law, philosophy and literature. He finally earned his graduation from there in 1938. He entered into the film industry as a clapper boy and later on he began writing scripts for motion pictures. He also worked with Alessandro Blasetti and Vittorio De Sica as their assistant director. In the late 1930s, he worked in an Italian historical drama film Cardinal Messias. He began his directorial career in 1943 and later on he directed several movies like Unknown Men of San Marino, The Testimony, A Woman Has Killed and so on. He died at the end of 1998 in Anzio, Lazio, Italy. His net worth was unknown.