One of the most important representatives of Italian cinema, Bernardo Bertolucci, “left” life at the age of 78. Famous for his colorful visual style, Bernardo Bertolucci was born in fascist Italy, Parma in particular, on March 16, 1940. His father was the poet Jozsef Bertolucci, whose steps he initially wanted he follow.
He was distinguished by several literary awards before deciding that he wanted to follow a cinematic journey. He was assistant director of Pier Paolo Pazolini and then began directing himself. He began with “La Commare Secca” (1962), while his second film “Before the Revolution” (1964), screened at the cinemas in 1971, was nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar.
He also wrote several scripts, both for his own films and for films directed by his colleagues, while he also made film productions.
Bernardo Bertolucci was an Oscar-nominated director at the “Last Tango in Paris” (1972), with which he became famous throughout the world thanks to the scandal and censorship that accompanied this film.
For the masterpiece “Last Emperor” (1987) he won both the Oscar and the script. This film garnered a total of nine gold statuettes.
Other films of the Italian author were: “The Dreamers” (2003), “Stolen Beauty” (1996), “The Little Buddha” (1993), “Tea in Sahara” (1990).