Created by Clare Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci’s friends in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna and Solares Fondazione delle Arti, thanks to the contribution of Fondazione Monteparma and Comune di Parma, presents the director’s work and life through videos, photos and writings by his friends, collaborators and Bertolucci himself.

The website launches on September 1, 2019, as a work in progress, which will continue to be an integral part of its identity. As a constantly evolving space, it will offer new and old content like infinite “DVD extras” on Bertolucci’s films and life.

It kicks off with a special section on the 1970 film The Spider’s Stratagem, to be presented at the Venice Film Festival in conjunction with the website’s launch, and videos made for and during “Au Revoir BB”, a special event in memory of the director held on December 6, 2018. Ciao BB!


Venezia 70 Future Reloaded – Red Shoes

The Venice Festival asked many directors for one minute-and-a-half movie, to be shown all together. I didn’t know if I wanted to do it. But going out with my wheelchair, let’s say my electric chair,...

The Spider’s Stratagem

Produced and distributed by RAI Radio Televisione Italiana and freely adapted from the story “Theme of the Traitor and the Hero” by Jorge Luis Borges, The Spider’s Stratagem is Bertolucci’s fourth...

Au Revoir


Bernardo Bertolucci in Rome, 1967
Photo Gideon Bachmann

I left the ending


because that is

the way life is.