Italian director and screenwriter who won the Prix de la mise en scene at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976 for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi.
He was born in Trevico. The first film he directed was Let's Talk About Women.
He wrote the film Passion of Love, which was adapted into a musical.
He had a daughter named Silvia.
He directed the film A Special Day starring Sophia Loren.