Luchino Visconti di Modrone
Milan 1906–Rome 1976. Screenwriter and film and theatre director, considered one of the fathers of Italian Neorealism. A descendant of the Visconti family, he started his film career with Jean Renoir in Paris. Close to the Communist Party. His first film was Obsession (1942). His greatest successes: Bellissima (1951), Senso (1954), Rocco and His Brothers (1960), The Leopard (1962), Death in Venice (1971), Ludwig (1972).