|About the Book|
Tullio Kezich was an Italian film critic, screenwriter, playwright and actor.Kezich was born in Trieste. A film critic for Corriere della Sera, he co-wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film, La leggenda del santo bevitore (The Legend of the Holy Drinker), based on the novel by Joseph Roth. Directed by Ermanno Olmi and starring Rutger Hauer, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1988.Recognized as a world specialist on Federico Fellini, his ground-breaking biography of the Italian director, Fellini, la vita e i film (Camunia, 1987), was revised and published in English as Fellini: His Life and Work in 2006. Peter Cowie wrote that the book surpassed all the other works on the director in English, French and Italian. Kezich authored numerous other books on cinema and was also a playwright, whose works have been performed throughout Europe. He died aged 80 in Rome.