Bernardo Bertolucci was one of the giants of European cinema, a thrilling anti-fascist combatant of postwar culture, a liberation theologian of the movies who strove to understand the competing demands of radical Catholicism and Marxism on the left. He was a contemporary of Fellini, Visconti and Pasolini who created a distinctive kind of Italian new wave with his brilliant early films Before the Revolution (1964) and The Conformist (1970) but was able to translate that prestige into Hollywood success in a way few European film-makers were willing or able to.
Peter Bradshaw for The Guardian
A talk about poetic cinema
Bernardo Bertolucci interviewed by the creators of “Bridges of Time"