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2015-01-12 11:17

Rome - Francesco Rosi, a renowned Italian film director whose most acclaimed works were shot in the 1960s and 1970s, died on Saturday aged 92.

Born in Naples, Rosi won the Venice Film Festival in 1963 with Hands over the city, and the Cannes Film Festival in 1972 with The Mattei Affair. He was also given lifetime awards by the Berlin Film Festival in 2008 and in Venice four years later.

His funerals are due to take place in Rome on Monday, with a civil ceremony at the Casa del Cinema, a municipal film house.

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