MoMA and Cinecittà Present Complete Bertolucci Retrospective

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Published on November 4th, 2010 | by Ryan Wells


From December 15, 2010, to January 12, 2011, The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Luce, Rome, will be showcasing a complete Bertolucci retrospective, new prints and all, topped off by Bertolucci’s presence at at the opening night screening of “The Conformist” (1970). For the Bertolucci completist there will be a marvelous  treat: the US premiere of a rare documentary, “Oil” (1967), last screened at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and restored by Eni and Cineteca Nazionale.

All 20 films in the retrospective have been remastered by Cinecittà Luce; sound and color correction was overseen by Bertolucci’s cinematographers which include Vittorio Storaro, Darius Khondji, and Fabio Cianchetti. Between such titles as “Novecento” (1976), “The Last Emperor” (1987), “Last Tango in Paris” (1972), and “Before the Revolution” (1964), the retrospective promises to be an outstanding event for its ability to attract a variety of cinema fans under one roof, which promises to make this an exciting addition to your winter season calendar.

The exhibition is co-produced by the Department of Film of The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Luce, Rome; organizers for the event include Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film; Camilla Cormanni and Paola Ruggiero, Cinecittà Luce; and Alessandra Bracaglia.

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