per mario monicelli

Greg Horwitch ‎”Referring to the director’s suicide, [Stefania] Sandrelli told the Italian news
agency ANSA that ‘knowing Mario, this was for him an extreme gesture of
freedom, of anti-conformism.'”

Mario Monicelli, who died on Monday aged 95, was one of the principal fathers of Italian comedy films; a director of radical views, he became a political irritant as a trenchant critic of his country’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.