Bernardo Bertolucci

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Last Tango in Paris: story behind Bertolucci’s film to become TV series
Released in 1972, and starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, Last Tango became notorious for its graphic sex scenes and treatment of 19-year-old female lead

Andrew Pulver

29, Nov, 2021 @11:52 AM

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Clare Peploe obituary
Screenwriter and film-maker best known for Couples and Robbers, Besieged and La Luna

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2021 @3:50 PM

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Streaming: the missing films of Roeg and Bertolucci
Tried and failed to explore the online back catalogues of the late Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci recently? You’re not alone…

Guy Lodge

10, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Situating Bertolucci in the Italian cinema canon | Letters
Letters: Bertolucci was not a contemporary of Fellini or Visconti, though he did work with Pasolini, writes James Leahy

Letters

30, Nov, 2018 @4:08 PM

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Sex factor: Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci's transgressive legacy
Roeg and Bertolucci were among the first directors to use explicit eroticism to bring psychological depth to their films – a sensibility cast in a new light by #MeToo

Ryan Gilbey

26, Nov, 2018 @5:34 PM

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Bernardo Bertolucci: the brilliant last emperor of highbrow cinema
Bertolucci, who has died aged 77, made his name as a film-maker of radical genius, but his reputation has been forever clouded by Last Tango’s sexual consent controversy

Peter Bradshaw

26, Nov, 2018 @11:18 AM

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Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris director, dies aged 77
Politically pioneering Italian director of The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris, who went on to win the best director Oscar for The Last Emperor, dies from cancer

Andrew Pulver

26, Nov, 2018 @8:56 AM

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Golden age of female film critics | Letters
Letters: Pauline Kael gushed about Last Tango in Paris, writes Will Goble, while Brian Baxter recalls the many prominent women writing about film

Letters

22, May, 2018 @5:01 PM

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Ridley Scott 'should be ashamed' of treatment of Kevin Spacey, says Bertolucci
The veteran director claims Scott should not have cut Spacey from All the Money in the World – and says he now wants to work with the disgraced actor

Gwilym Mumford

01, May, 2018 @10:37 AM

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The end of the auteur?
Auteur theory says a director’s vision is present in every frame. What happens if they turn out to be a liability?

Ryan Gilbey

23, Mar, 2018 @6:00 AM

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50 Shades of Grey to Brokeback Mountain: are these really the most boring films ever?
Showgirls? The Blair Witch Project? And not a Bertolucci film in sight!? The public’s judgment has hit a new low with this list of cinematic sedatives

Stuart Heritage

07, Dec, 2017 @8:57 AM

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Bertolucci’s justification for the Last Tango rape scene is bogus. It’s called ‘acting’ for a reason | Jessica Tovey
Actor Jessica Tovey explains that without trust, consent and transparency on set, traumatic scenes can have traumatic repercussions

Jessica Tovey

09, Dec, 2016 @4:36 AM

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