Bernardo Bertolucci is the subject of the most recent issue of the film journal Bianco e nero. This monographic issue includes writings by Adriano Aprà, Edoardo Albinati, Niccolò Ammaniti, Francesco Barilli, Andrea Carraro, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dacia Maraini, Gabriella Palli Baroni, Romana Petri, Aurelio Picca, Lidia Ravera, Alberto Rollo, Antonio Scurati and other authors and critics whose careers have intertwined with that of the great Italian director.

“This edition on Bertolucci” writes Felice Laudadio in the journal’s editorial “is a kind of mosaic that the reader can skip around on, focussing on one essay or the other, going back and forth as when you replay a movie or use a DVD reader. What we feel comes through in the end, however, is a fully fledged, comprehensive portrait of one of the giants of world cinema and of his fantastic storytelling work through images. His unique example is, according to the Treccani encyclopaedia, ‘an exceptional and unrepeatable phenomenon that can only happen once”.