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Goodbye Lena Wertmuller, the first woman nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director

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Goodbye Lena Wertmuller, the first woman nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director

Lena Wertmoller

  • Thursday 09 December 2021

Lena Wertmoller is dead. The director was 93 years old and died on the night of Wednesday, December 8 in Rome. In the registry office Arcangela, she was born in Rome on August 14, 1928 and signed films such as “Overwhelmed by an Extraordinary Fate in the Blue Sea of ​​August”, “Pasqualino Settebellezze”, and “Mimì metallurgico” marking the history of Italian comedy.

Three years ago he received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in Los Angeles. It was a confession that the director devoted to Enrico Job, a lifelong companion, from whom she gave birth to her daughter Maria. She moved with Job to neighboring Franciacorta where the two lived in a large villa in Paderno, the hometown of her husband, who died in 2008.

Lena Wertmüller was the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director for Pasqualino Settebellezze at the 1977 gala, five years earlier she was the first woman in competition at Cannes, with Mimi Metallurgico 1972.


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