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Bernardo Bertolucci

Director, Actor

Grim Reaper, TheGrim Reaper, The (La Commare Secca) (1962)
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Carlotta Barilli, Lorenza Benedetti, Clorinda Celani
Dir. Bertolucci's first film – with trademark technical virtuosity already in evidence – is a whodunnit about a prostitute murdered in a…
Before the RevolutionBefore the Revolution (1966)
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Adriana Asti, Francisco Barilli
Bertolucci's second film – made at the age of 22! – demonstrates his bravura visual style fully formed around this coming of age in the…
Conformist, TheConformist, The (Conformista, Il) (1970) Aro Favourite
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin
Dazzling images and a potent brew of sex and politics merge seamlessly in this milestone of cinema about a submissive Italian Fascist recruited to…
Last Tango in ParisLast Tango in Paris (1972)
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider
A breakthrough film of the 70s, this account of a chance encounter, then torrid affair between Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando, is artfully glossy,…
19001900 (Novecento) (1976)
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Gerard Depardieu, Robert De Niro
Spectacular saga spans the first half of 20th Century Italy, and follows two men, one a peasant (Gerard Depardieu), the other a nobleman (Robert de…
La LunaLa Luna (1979)
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Alida Valli
A wayward young junkie cuddles up to his Opera–singing mother (Jill Clayburgh) in this peculiar incest drama, shot in lush Bertolucci overtones.
Last Emperor, TheLast Emperor, The (1987) Recommended
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. John Lone, Peter O'Toole
Grand scale interpretation of the true life of Pu Yi (John Lone), the last emperor of China, who ascended the throne at three years–old to live…
Sheltering Sky, TheSheltering Sky, The (1990) Recommended
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. John Malkovich, Debra Winger, Campbell Scott
John Malkovich and Debra Winger play a troubled, upper–class American couple who discover 'themselves' while on trek through the North African…
Little BuddhaLittle Buddha (1993)
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Keanu Reeves, Chris Isaak, Bridget Fonda
In truest Bertolucci fashion, this is a spiritual chronicle by way of history and spectacle. Time–frame is split between modern LA and 600 B.C.…
Stealing BeautyStealing Beauty (1995) Recommended
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons
Bertolucci is at home on the range of rural Tuscany for his most accessible and fanciful outing. Much like every character in the film, its hard…

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