Legendary Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci who was the director behind ‘Last Tango in Paris’ and so many other movies has died at the age of 77.
Bernardo Bertolucci died on Monday at his home in Rome, after battling with cancer. This was confirmed by his wife Clare Peploe, in a statement released a few hours ago.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has since reacted to the sad news, describing Bertolucci as:
“Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the great masters of Italian cinema, has left us. I remember him as a spectator of his works, like everyone else. But also as a valuable advisory when we decided to invest more resources on cinema at Palazzo Chigi. Thank you Maestro, it was an honor. RIP”.
Some of the earliest and notable films by Bertolucci are: The Conformist, The Spider’s Stratagem, La commare secca, The Grim Reaper, and Last Tango in Paris and many others.
Bertolucci’s enthusiasm for film began from the get-go in his adolescence; his dad was in addition to other things, for example, a writer and craftsmanship history instructor and a film commentator.
According to CNN report, Bernardo Bertolucci at 15, had already made two short movies. Be that as it may, it was as an associate executive to Dock Paolo Pasolini on the disputable “Accattone” in 1961 where Bertolucci cut his teeth in the realm of film.
“The Harvester of souls” was Bertolucci’s first feature film, which stamped him as a youthful chief to watch regardless of being something of a film industry disappointment.
Throughout the following couple of years, Bertolucci kept occupied with a series of movies including “Before the Upheaval in 1964 and “The Creepy crawly’s Stratagem” in 1970.
Yet, it was with political dramatization “The Conventionalist” additionally discharged in 1970 in which Bertolucci advanced into a more develop executive. After two years came the arrival of “Last Tango in Paris, which was an unequivocal portrayal of the extraordinary sexual connection between a moderately aged American single man and a youthful Frenchwoman.
In all, Bertolucci’s contribution to the industry is one that will never be forgotten, both in Italy, and the world in general…may his soul rest in peace…