At the age of 93, in his home in Rome, Lina Wertmüller, the famous director of films such as Overwhelmed by an unusual fate in the blue sea of August or Metallurgical mimì, marking the history of Italian cinema. The news was given directly by the mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri, where it is also announced that the funeral parlor will be set up at the Campidoglio.
Awarded the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2020, with the 2022 ceremony moved from schedule, worked as a director, screenwriter for Zeffirelli and Salerno, theater author, collaborator of Fellini, Garinei and Giovannini in the world of musicals. The famous director was also the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar as best director in 1972 for Pasqualino seven beauties.
He started with some films about the bourgeois of southern Italy, his greatest success came with television, where he together directed Rita Pavone in Gian Burrasca’s newspaper, the television drama that aired in 1964. The real turning point in the world of cinema comes when he meets and collaborates with Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato, through comedies that have gone down in history.
With Metallurgical Mimì wounded in honor, Overwhelmed by an unusual fate in the blue August sea and many others confirms herself to be a director who knew how to investigate the folds of Italian society, with an ironic and grotesque touch. He was also assistant director of Federico Fellini on The sweet life And 8½, from which he treasured the experience with the famous director.
With # LinaWertmüller a legend of the #cinema Italian, a great director who has made films full of irony and intelligence, the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best director. #Rome he will give her his final farewell setting up the funeral parlor in the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/Vs3hu4Ye6B
– Roberto Gualtieri (@gualtierieurope) December 9, 2021
His passion for long movie titles he soon made him known on an Italian and international level, making her immediately become a central figure in the world of cinema. The death of Lina Wertmüller leaves a deep void within the entire world of entertainment and beyond, which was immediately noticed with many messages of condolence from actors and colleagues.
She also enjoyed herself as a voice actress, carving out the role of Nonna Fa within the Italian version of the Disney film Mulan, released in 1998.
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