A scene from The Leopard
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Film composer Nino Rota's collaborations

A classic collaboration between the director Luchino Visconti and the film music composer, Nino Rota - The Leopard - has been re-released.

One of the masterpieces of European cinema, the film won best film at Cannes when it was made in 1963.

Nino Rota's work is being celebrated this week with a series of his major films in a season at the British Film Institute.

David Hannah looks at the work of a remarkable composer and his relationship with some of the top directors of our time.