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Italian director Etorre Scola has died in Rome aged 84

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The Italian screen writer and director Ettore Scola has died in Rome at the age of 84.

Scola, was considered one of the last greats of Italian cinema. Over a forty-year career he won prizes at prestigious film festivals such as Cannes and Moscow.

His movies include the Oscar-nominated “A Special Day” which featured Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

Italian premier Matteo Renzi said Scola had an incomparable way of reading Italian society and said in a tweet that his death “leaves an huge void in Italian culture.”

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