Sunday, November 26, 2023

RIP Aldo Lado


Italian film and television director and assistant director, screenwriter and author Aldo Lado died on November 25th  in Rome, Italy. He was a week short of his 89th birthday. Born on December 5, 1934, in Fiume, Italy he came up through the film industry as an assistant director, notably to Bernardo Bertolucci on “The Conformist” (1970). After a series of experiences as an assistant director, Aldo Lado made his directorial debut in 1971 with the horror thriller “The Short Night of the Glass Dolls”, followed, the following year, by the thriller “Who Saw Her Die?” (1972). In 2015 he began his career as a writer by participating with several short stories ("The Giant and the Child", "Cold Case on Lake Maggiore") in some anthologies. Lado was an assistant director on “Hallelujah for Django” in 1966, “Pecos Cleans Up!” in 1967, “May God Forgive You... But I Won't” and was a screenwriter on “Lynching” both in 1968.

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