Franco Rossellini

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Franco Rossellini (born November 7, 1935 in Rome , † June 3, 1992 in New York City ) was an Italian film producer .


Rossellini, the son of the composer Renzo , was initially (1960–1962) working as an assistant for some of his uncle Roberto Rossellini's films before he also worked with Federico Fellini , Sergio Corbucci and Mauro Bolognini . In 1965, together with Luigi Bazzoni , he directed the film adaptation of a novel by Giovanni Comisso , the real-life thriller La donna del lago . In the following years, Rossellini switched to the production of films and made possible with Manolo Bolognini a . a. some works by Pier Paolo Pasolini . He held this role only a few times in the 1970s before moving to New York City , where he later died of complications from AIDS .

At the beginning of his career, Rossellini had also worked for the stage, for example in a production of an opera written by his father based on Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1961.

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  1. Obituary. In: Corriere della Sera
  2. ^ Roberto Poppi: Dizionario del cinema italiano. I registers. Rome, Gremese Editore 2002, p. 370
  3. ^ Family drama . In: Der Spiegel , 46/1962