His daughter Giovanna said he died here after prolonged illness, reported variety.com.
Vittorio was the older of the prolific Taviani brothers who emerged in the 1970s as the respected filmmaking duo whose works blended neo-realism with more modern storytelling in works such as "Padre Padrone", which won the 1977 Cannes Palme d'Or, World War II drama "The Night of the Shooting Stars" and "Kaos", which is based on Italian dramatist and writer Luigi Pirandello.
Years later, when they went to Cannes with "Padre Padrone", they thought that they had started making movies thanks to director Roberto Rossellini and that he was awarding them the Palme d'Or was for them "like the closure of a splendid luminous circle."
More recently the Taviani brothers won the Berlin Golden Bear, in 2012, with "Caesar Must Die", which is about high-security inmates acting Shakespeare, followed by "Wondrous Boccaccio", an adaptation of "The Decameron" and "Una Questione Privata" in 2017, based on a novella by Italian author Beppe Fenoglio.
"We owe them a great deal of our cinematic formation... And will remember them always with gratitude," tweeted Barbara.
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