Bernardo Bertolucci in Conversation

Legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci took to the BFI Southbank stage on the occasion of his receiving the BBC Four World Cinema Achievement Award. Here Bertolucci converses with BFI Governor David Thompson about the digital age in cinema. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bertolucci acknowledges 3D as a significant method of bringing cinema closer to reality. Bertolucci also talks about his collaboration with Pier Paolo Pasolini on Pasolini's first film Accattone (1961), and describes how the two were both intellectuals and poets, with a clear vision but with no previous experience in filmmaking. Finally, Bertolucci remembers Pasolini's cinematographic obsessions, often in opposition to his own.


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