In 1988 Bernardo Bertolucci won two Oscars for the film “The Last Emperor.”
The Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci , figure of the Italian cinematography of the second half of the last century died Monday in Rome at the age of 77 years.
Among the most relevant films of Bertolucci are the last tango in Paris, Novecento and The Last Emperor that made him winner of two Oscars for best direction and script in 1988.
Bertolucci was a poet, producer, screenwriter and director was considered the last “great master” of Italian cinema . The filmmaker had been in a wheelchair for years and fighting with a disease.
In 2007 he won the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival and, in 2011, the Golden Palm of Honor of the Cannes Film Festival.
Throughout his career, Bertolucci shot a score of films , including colossal and minuscule productions, experimental and more traditional works, and left an unforgettable stamp in Italian and international cinema .
His latest film is You and me, 2012, based on a novel by the Italian writer Niccolò Ammaniti.