Alberto Lattuada (1914-2005) was an Italian cinema director
, screenplay writer and producer. After the end of the war, he focused exclusively on cinema, as assistant director for Mario Soldati on Old-Fashioned World
and as a screenplay writer. Among his films, largely based on works of literature, there are The Mill on the Po
, The Overcoat
and La Steppa
. In 1998, Lattuada left all his archive material to the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana in Milan, of which many years before he had laid the foundations together with Luigi Comencini
and Mario Ferrari, saving a great number of old films from destruction.