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Il conformista, The Sheltering Sky, The Last Emperor


Jul. 21Aug. 10, 2018

The Conformist
The Sheltering Sky
The Last Emperor

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■Admission:Adults ¥1,800/College Students and High School Students ¥1,500/Junior High School Students and over 60 ¥1,100


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Who killed the man’s father, the leader of the resistance?
Pursuing the mystery of death, the son soon finds astonishing truth!

The miraculous masterpiece of Bernardo Bertolucci – the maestro of Italian cinema representing the 20th century – created at the age of 30!

It is the fourth feature work of the 20th century Italian film master Bertolucci, who fascinated film people all over the world by The Conformist (1970), Last Tango in Paris (1972) and The Last Emperor (1987), completed in 1970. Gaining an inspiration from “Theme of the Traitor and the Hero” of Fictions written by Jorge Luis Borges, an outstandingly talented Latin American novelist, Bertolucci boldly adapted its setting, changing the location from Ireland to a fanciful town in North Italy, and made a historic work that visualized the world of Borges which no one managed to attain upon the novel’s publication. Vittorio Straro debuted with his fine cinematography in this work and became Bertolucci’s indispensable partner, to later receive the Academy Award for Best Cinematography by Apocalypse Now (1979) of Francis Ford Coppola. The deep blue scenery captured at a moment right after sunset, sensual contrast of light and shadow, and the expression of time realized through smooth moving shots comprise the masterpiece of beautiful images dazzlingly presenting the world of the story.

Longing for the lost past and the chain of betrayals explode with rich colors on screen!

A man arrives at a small town in North Italy. His father, once an active resistance hero of this town, had been killed by the hands of fascists. The man came here to search for truth about death at the request of his father’s mistress for locating the criminal. As he visits those who were involved in the resistance at that time, they tell him stories about his father, here and there citing verses from Verdi’s opera Rigoletto and Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Before long, the man faces a surprising fact…

The last scene projects the scenery of the mind of the hero, who, captured by the labyrinth of memory, cannot return to the real world – here lies the essence of the art of film.

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
of Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor
Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli
Screenplay: Bernardo Bertolucci, Marilu Parolini, Edoardo de Gregorio
Story: Jorge Luis Borges, “Theme of the Traitor and the Hero” from Fictions
Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro, Franco di Giacomo
Music: Giuseppe Verdi, Arnold Schönberg, Mina Mazzini
Production: Giovanni Bertolucci
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
1970/Italy/99 min.
1971 World Premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, Prix Luis Bunuel Award (France)

Il conformista
 ©1971 Minerva pictures Group All rights reseived.
IL CONFORMISTA A masterpiece staged in Rome and Paris under the fascist regime depicts the figure of a young assassin who was ordered to kill an anti-fascist professor. This film based on the novel of A. Moravia is a monumental work that has let Bertolucci’s film art succeed in the world through V. Storaro’s magnificent beautiful images and the appearance of such great actors representing Europe as Jean Louis Trintignan, Dominique Sanda and Stefania Sandrelli.

1970/Italy, France, West Germany/115min.

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci Based on The Conformist by Alberto Moravia Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro Music by Georges Delerue Produced by Maurizio Lodi-Fe Starring: Jean Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda

The Sheltering Sky
©The Sahara Company Limited & Tao Films SRL.1990
The Sheltering Sky is a 1990 British drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich. The film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Paul Bowles (who appears in a cameo role) about an American couple who journey to northern Africa in the hopes of rekindling their marriage but the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay by Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci Based on The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Richard Horowitz Produced by Jeremy Thomas Starring: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Jill Bennett, Campbell Scott, Timothy Spall

The Last Emperor
©Recorded Picture Company
The Last Emperor is the true story of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last ruler of the Chinese Ching Dynasty directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Told in flashback, the film covers the years 1908 to 1967. The film won nine Academy Awards; Best Picture/Best Director/Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium/Best Cinematography/Best Art Direction-Set Decoration/Best Costume Design/Best Sound/Best Film Editing/Best Music, Original Score.

1987/UK, Italy, China/163min.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay by Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su Produced by Jeremy Thomas Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


Guest Talk (in Japanese)
Jul. 21 (Sat) , after the 16:00 screening
Guest: Jun Fujita Hirose
Guest Talk (in Japanese)
Jul. 22 (Sun) , after the 16:00 screening
Guest: Taro Okamoto