Luigi Comencini (1916-2007) was one of the leading post-war Italian film
directors. After a neorealist debut, he moved on to direct almost all kinds of movie genre. His many memorable works include Bread, Love and Dreams
(1953), Everybody Go Home
(1960) and The Scientific Cardplayer
(1972). He also directed various highly successful television series: I bambini e noi
(1970), Le avventure di Pinocchio
(1972) and L'amore in Italia
(1978). In his youth, spent in Milan, he was among the founders of the Cineteca Italiana, the very first film archive in Italy.