R.I.P. Gianfranco Mingozzi

According to recent reports, director Gianfranco Mingozzi died in Rome over the weekend.  The director, born in 1932 in Bologna, had been seriously ill since summer.  He began his career making documentaries, winning awards for Con il cuore fermo Sicilià (65), before making a number of films from the late sixties onwards.  He’s possibly best known for Flavia the Heretic (74), but he was also behind a number of other excellent, high quality films, including Sequestro di persona (68, aka Sardinia Kidnapped) and Morire a Roma (75).

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