Bernardo Bertolucci

In collaboration with Cinecittà Luce, Rome, MoMA presents a complete retrospective of the films of Bernardo Bertolucci, featuring new prints produced by Cinecittà Luce, with sound and color corrections overseen by cinematographers who have worked with Bertolucci in the past.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 15 December 2010 to Wednesday 12 January 2011

The Dreamers. 2003 image Last Tango in Paris. 1972 image Last Tango in Paris. 1972 image Last Tango in Paris. 1972 image Last Tango in Paris. 1972 image Little Buddha. 1993 image Little Buddha. 1993 image Little Buddha. 1993 image Partner. 1968 image The Dreamers. 2003 image The Dreamers. 2003 image The Last Emperor. 1987 image Il conformista (The Conformist) 1970 image Il conformista (The Conformist). 1970 image The Sheltering Sky. 1990 image Novecento (1900). 1976 image

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Including Vittorio Storaro, Darius Khondji, and Fabio Cianchetti. Bertolucci himself will be present to introduce the exhibition’s opening screening, The Conformist (1970), a film that has deeply influenced American filmmakers as different as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The retrospective also includes the U.S. premiere of a rare documentary by the director, Oil (1967), which returned to public view at the 2007 Venice Film Festival.

At the age of twenty-one Bernardo Bertolucci debuted his first film, The Grim Reaper (1962), at the Venice Film Festival; he has since gone on to earn every award and accolade to which a filmmaker can aspire. Tirelessly experimenting with form and content, Bertolucci has garnered both critical and popular acclaim; he consistently pushes the boundaries of the medium, yet still creates Oscar-winning epics with mass appeal. What unites his body of work—and imbues his individual films with texture and depth—is the director’s enormous passion and uncanny ability to fuse the lyrical and the dramatic. Watching the films in this series together, one witnesses his development as an artist, from grappling with the influence of cinematic trends and filmmaking icons to developing and refining his own voice, and ultimately becoming an enormously influential auteur who creates films of beauty and consequence.