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Bernardo Bertolucci, 1941–2018

In the clip above, from the BBC interview series Scene by Scene, director Bernardo Bertolucci talks to Mark Cousins about what his relationship with Marlon Brando looked like during the making of Last Tango in Paris (1972). That movie has become increasingly controversial over the years because of how Bertolucci directed an infamous rape scene and how … Continue reading Bernardo Bertolucci, 1941–2018

Little Buddha

As we follow Lama Norbu’s (Ying Ruocheng) quest to find his reincarnated teacher in Seattle, we’re also served the story of how Prince Siddharta (Keanu Reeves) once attained enlightenment. Bernardo Bertolucci returns to The Last Emperor (1987) territory with parallel tales about the rise of Buddhism and how it fits into the modern world 2,500 … Continue reading Little Buddha