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Company type Production company
Founded1904;120 years ago (1904)
Founder Gustavo Lombardo

Titanus is an Italian film production company, founded in 1904 by Gustavo Lombardo (1885–1951). The company's headquarters are located at 28 Via Sommacampagna, Rome and its studios on the Via Tiburtina, 13 km from the centre of Rome.


After the arrival of the French new wave films, Titanus launched a "youth operation", which gave young film artists a chance to create low-budget films with relative freedom. [1] This had approximately 100 first and second productions for Titanus made between 1960 and 1965. [1] This included films by new directors such as Ermanno Olmi, Elio Petri, Damiano Damiani and Lina Wertmuller. [1] Titanus closed down its production branch in 1964. [2]

Selected films

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  2. Nicoli 2016, p. 202.


  • Nicoli, Marina (2016). The Rise and Fall of the Italian Film Industry. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. ISBN   978-1317654377.