Ermanno Olmi RIP – a Filmmaker/Producer for the Oppressed Died at 86

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    “…our wars of machines and technology make ‘progress’ ever more impersonal and deadly – a ‘progress’ that has not guaranteed man’s human, moral, and civil growth.” Ermanno Olmi

    His filmography..MUBI

    Previous post (Olmi filmed Jannis Kounellis)

  • Guardian obit

    Ermanno Olmi, Palme d’Or winner for Tree of Wooden Clogs, dies aged 86

    Award-garlanded Italian director renowned for his commitment to realism and non-professional actors was a winner at both Cannes and Venice

    More about Il Posto from this obit.

    Olmi’s breakthrough came in with his 1961 wry sophomore feature, Il Posto, a somewhat autobiographical coming-of-age tale about a small-town teenager who gets a job as a messenger for an unnamed corporation in Milan. The film—which co-starred Olmi’s wife, Loredana Detto—was followed in 1963 by I Fidanzati, another portrait of young adulthood set against the backdrop of Italy’s industrial north.

  • Film Reference (See photo of Rod Steiger and Ermanno Olmi)