Press statement from the Festival de Cannes on the death of Tonino Guerra
the 21.03.2012 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.03.2012 at 10:55 AM
"It is with great sadness that the Festival de Cannes has learned of the death of Tonino Guerra, one of the greatest Italian scriptwriters of all time. Be it the greatest films of Antonioni, the Taviani brothers, Tarkovski, Rosi or above all Fellini and Theo Angelopoulos, it is sure that Tonino worked with them, illuminating their films with human simplicity and a poetic lyricism that is all the more moving since it is familiar to all. The Festival de Cannes, where numerous films written by Tonino have been selected, expresses its heartfelt condolences to his family. We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Tonino Guerra."