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WHY DO YOU LIKE MY MOVIES?

On the occasion of “C’era una volta Sergio Leone”, a large exhibit opening on December 12th at the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome (through May 3rd, 2020), we’re publishing this article...

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI’S MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION

If I were a film critic, I’d follow Jean Renoir’s suggestion when he said: ‘Don’t waste your time finding faults in the movies you detest, talk about the movies you love, and share your pleasure...

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,...

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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...

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Bernardo Bertolucci in Rome, 1967
Photo Gideon Bachmann

FILMOGRAPHY

Bernardo Bertolucci on the set of the Little Buddha

I left the ending

ambiguous,

because that is

the way life is.