Ceasar Must Die

Film stills

Nuo to laiko, kai pažinau meną,

ši kamera man tapo kalėjimu.

 

 

 

The theatre in Rome’s Rebibbia Prison. A performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has just ended amidst much applause. The lights dim on the actors and they become prisoners once again as they are accompanied back to their cells.

 
 

 

Festivals: 

Berlin Film Festival – Golden Bear, Prize of Ecumenical Jury; David di Donatello Awards – Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Producer, Best Sound, nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music; Golden Globes – nominated for Best Film and Best Director.

Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Brothers Vittorio (b. 1929) and Paolo (b. 1931) Taviani have always worked together on their films as writer-directors. Vittorio studied law and his brother studied art. They started directing in the early 60s and have made both fiction and documentary films. They made a name for themselves internationally with the 1977 work Padre Padrone.