Vaprio d’Adda 1914–Orvieto 2005. Film director, screenwriter and film producer. An eclectic intellectual with a passion for literature, art and photography, famous for adapting important novels and some blockbusters also for television. In contact with Gianni Comencini and Mario Ferrari, he began a systematic search for old films, saving them from destruction at distributors’ warehouses and laying the foundations for the future Italian Film Library in Milan. Most important films include Anna (1950), Il Cappotto (1952), Sono stato io! (1972) and, for TV, the blockbuster Cristoforo Colombo.