|Directed by||Paolo Taviani|
|Produced by||Giuliani G. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (b November 8[[ 931]] and September 20[[ 929]] respectively both in San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (b November 8[[ 931]] and September 20[[ 929]] respectively both in San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy De Negri|
|Music by||Egisto Macchi|
|Editing by||Roberto Perpignani|
|Distributed by||Radiotelevisione Italiana|
Cinema 5 Distributing (USA)
Artificial Eye (UK)
|Release date(s)||June 1977|
December 23, 1977
(New York Film Festival)
|Running time||114 minutes|
Padre padrone (English: Father and Master) (1977) is an Italian film directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Gavino Ledda (born December 30, 1938) is an author and a scholar of the Italian language and of Sardinian. Omero Antonutti, (born August 3 1935 Basiliano, Udine, Italy) is a prolific Italian actor appearing regularly in films and theatre performances The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading Film festivals and most reputable media events held in Berlin Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The New York Film Festival is the one of the most important film festivals in the United States first held in 1963 in New York. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Sardinian ( Sardu, Saldu) is after Italian the main language spoken in the island of Sardinia, Italy, remarkable for being the most conservative Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The history of Italian cinema began just a few months after the Lumière brothers had discovered the medium when Pope Leo XIII was filmed Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (b November 8[[ 931]] and September 20[[ 929]] respectively both in San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (b November 8[[ 931]] and September 20[[ 929]] respectively both in San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy The Taviani's used both professional, and non-professional actors from the Sardinian countryside. 
The drama was originally filmed by the Taviani brothers for Italian television, yet won the 1977 Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The Palme d'Or ( English: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded to competing films at the Cannes Film Festival. The Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes founded in 1946 is one of the world's oldest most influential and prestigious Film festivals alongside Venice, 
The film depicts a Sardinian shepherd who is terrorized by his domineering father, and tries to escape by educating himself. Sardinia (sɑrˈdɪnɪə Sardegna Sardigna or Sardinnya is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily) He eventually becomes a celebrated linguist. The drama is based on an autobiographical book by Gavino Ledda with the same title.
The film opens at a Sardinian elementary school where six-year old Gavino (Saverio Marconi) is attending. His tyrannical peasant father (Omero Antonutti) barges in and announces to the teacher and all to hear that Gavino must leave school and tend the family's sheep. Omero Antonutti, (born August 3 1935 Basiliano, Udine, Italy) is a prolific Italian actor appearing regularly in films and theatre performances Under his father's watchful eyes and cruel and sadist demeanor, he tends a herd of sheep for fourteen years in the Sardinian mountains. There he begins to discover things for himself and begins to rebel against his father.
Gavino is rescued from his family -- and his isolated lifestyle -- when he's called for military service. During his time with the army he learns about electronics, the Italian language, classical music, and yearns for a university education.
When he returns home he declares to his father that he will attend university. His father is against his plan and tells him he'll trow him out of the family home. They have a nasty fight, but, he eventually attends university and emerges as a brilliant student and becomes a linguist, ironically specializing in the Sardinian dialect.
The film ends in documentary fashion as Gavino Ledda (the writer of autobiography) tells why he wrote his book what Sardinian children may expect as inhabitants of a rural area tied to the land.
Janet Maslin, film critic for The New York Times, praised the film and wrote, "Padre Padrone is stirringly affirmative. Omero Antonutti, (born August 3 1935 Basiliano, Udine, Italy) is a prolific Italian actor appearing regularly in films and theatre performances Giovanni (Nanni Moretti (born August 19, 1953) is an Italian Film director, producer and Actor. Janet Maslin (born 1948 is an American Journalist. She is best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times It's also a bit simple: The patriarchal behavior of Gavino's father is so readily accepted as an unfathomable given constant that the film never offers much insight into the man or the culture that fostered him. Intriguingly aberrant behavior is chalked up to tradition, and thus robbed of some of its ferocity. But the film is vivid and very moving, coarse but seldom blunt, and filled with raw landscapes that underscore the naturalness and inevitability of the father-son rituals it depicts. "
The staff at Variety magazine also lauded the film and wrote, "Around the initiation of a seven-year-old boy into the lonely life of sheep herder until his triumphant rift at the age of 20 with a remarkably overbearing father-patriarch (Omero Antonutti), the Taviani brothers have for the most part succeeded in adapting a miniature epic. Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman . . In a long final part, accenting the boy's iron will to learn right up to a high school diploma, the final showdown between patriarch and rebel son is perhaps a more consequent narrative. "
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