Monday, 18 April 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 109: Wednesday Apr 20, 2011

The Cinema According to Bertolucci (Amelio, 1976) & Italian Traveller (Moszkowicz, 1987)

BFI Southbank NFT3 8.20pm

Two documentaries about the work of Bernardo Bertolucci scheduled to run alongside the season of films from the Italian director at BFI Southbank.

The first film was made following the year-long filming of the epic 1900, and including interviews with the director, his amazing cast and loyal crew and is reputedly the most probing and intimate record of Bertolucci at work, from a fine filmmaker himself.

The second was made by a long-term assistant to the director, and follows Bertolucci retracing his steps from the cow-sheds of Parma to the apartment used in Last Tango, encountering various actors en route (Jean-Pierre Léaud, Gérard Depardieu), before embarking on the filming of The Last Emperor in China.

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