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Ermanno Olmi

24 July 1931 to 5 May 2018

An Italian director best known for his Palme d’Or-winning film The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), Olmi’s movie concerns agricultural peasant life in the late 19th century. His notable work included The Post (1961), The Engagement (1963), The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988) and The Profession of Arms (2001).

Read Ermanno Olmi's Guardian obituary here.