Marina Cicogna, pathbreaking Italian film producer, dies at 89

Marina Cicogna, an unconventional countess who in the late 1960s and early 1970s emerged as the first major female producer in Italian cinema, helping bring to the screen films by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Franco Zeffirelli as well as Elio Petri’s Oscar-winning “Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion,” died Nov. 4 in Rome. She was 89.

Her death was announced by the Venice Biennale, a celebration of the arts that includes the oldest film festival in the world, which was co-founded by Ms. Cicogna’s maternal grandfather. Ms….

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