Italian film director Lizzani commits suicide

AFP - [email protected] • 6 Oct, 2013 Updated Sun 6 Oct 2013 07:10 CEST
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Italian film director Carlo Lizzani committed suicide on Saturday by jumping from a third-floor window in Rome at the age of 91, the police said.


The death comes nearly three years after another well-known director, Mario Monicelli, died the same way, jumping from a hospital window in Rome.

Lizzani, who was head of the Venice film festival for three years, began his career just after World War II in 1948 with a documentary about Italian Communist Party leader Palmiro Togliatti.

He also worked as a writer for famous neo-realist director Roberto Rossellini on his film "Germany Year Zero", which also came out in 1948.

"This is a time of great sadness," Ettore Scola, another well-known Italian director, was quoted by the ANSA news agency as saying.



AFP 2013/10/06 07:10

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