Ettore Scola (born May 10, 1931) is an Italian screenwriter and film director. Scola entered the film industry as a screenwriter in 1953, and directed his first movie, Let's Talk About Women, in 1964. In 1974 Scola enjoyed international success with We All Loved Each Other So Much, a film dedicated to fellow director Vittorio De Sica. In 1976 he won the Prix de la mise en scĂ¨ne at Cannes Film Festival for the excellent and provocative Ugly, Dirty And Bad.
Since then Ettore Scola has made several successful films, including A Special Day (1977), That Night In Varennes (1982), What Time Is It? (1989) and Captain Fracassa's Journey (1990). Ettore Scola has directed close to 40 films in some 40 years, and he is still active.