Luigi Comencini
Date of Birth
Jun 08, 1916
Birth Place:
Salo, Lombardy, Italy


Postwar Italian helmer Luigi Comencini is one of a number of European directors whose career can be described, most intuitively, as bittersweet. Like Alberto Lattuada (one of his close friends through their ninth decades), Comencini achieved considerable acclaim in his native Italy, but never saw that infamy cross the ocean -- thriving, as he did, in the shadow of an earlier generation deemed to...