Thursday, May 30, 2013

Remembering Sergio Citti

Sergio Citti was born on May 30, 1933 in Rome, Italy the son of actor Santino Citti. He was the brother of actor Franco Citti [1935-    ]. Sergio was an Italian film director and screenwriter who often worked with Pier Paolo Pasolini, but also worked for such others as Ettore Scola. His own films include the award winning “Oedipus Rex” (1967).
Citti’s 1981 film “Il minestrone” was entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival. His 1977 film “Beach House” was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
In 1968 he appeared in his only Euro-western “Kill Them All and Come Back Alone” as a soldier along with his brother Franco.
Sergio died in Rome on October 11, 2005. Today we remember Sergio Citti on what would have been his 80th birthday.

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