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Variety reports:

Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to score a best director nomination at the Academy Awards, died on Thursday in Italy. She was 93.

Wertmüller’s death was reported in the Italian press. According to a friend, the writer and director died “peacefully at home, next to her daughter and loved ones.”

In 1972, she made her Cannes debut with “The Seduction of Mimi,” a satirization of the male libido, which starred Giancarlo Giannini, who appeared in a number of her films.

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