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Watch: Trailer for Bernardo Bertolucci's First Film In Nine Years 'Me And You'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 5:51 PM
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That Bernardo Bertolucci will go down as a cinematic legend is without question; the wheelchair-bound 73-year-old likely doesn't have too many films left in him, and while his enthusiasm and work ethic are an inspiration, we can't wholeheartedly endorse "Me And You." It's his first film in nine years, which is an event unto itself, and for those not down with explosions and spandex this summer, it's at least a reprieve from the artless noise of popcorn movies.

Cannes Review: 'Me And You' A Middling Return For Bernardo Bertolucci

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 22, 2012 2:45 PM
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It's been nine years since the last feature film from Bernardo Bertolucci, and for a moment there, it looked like "The Dreamers" would be the final effort from the currently wheelchair-bound filmmaker. And while we're glad he's re-energized and back to making movies, unfortunately, "Me And You" will be remembered as nothing more than a middling effort at best. A limp and lukewarm film about addiction and the relationships between parents and children, and brothers and sisters, Bertolucci's first entirely Italian-language film in a couple of decades doesn't build to anything of consequence, offering an insubstantial drama that mostly feels incomplete.

First Look Pics At Bernardo Bertolucci's Addiction Drama 'Io e Te'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 5:13 PM
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One film many expected to named as part of the lineup when the Cannes Film Festival unveiled their slate last week, was Bernardo Bertolucci's "Io e Te." An acclaimed, revered filmmaker who has been In Competition twice before (in 1981 for "Tragedy Of A Ridiculous Man" and 1996 with "Stealing Beauty") and received a lifetime achievement award from the fest last spring, he returns to Cannes, but this time Out Of Competition with "Io e Te." And now we have our first look at the film.

Bernardo Bertolucci Ditches 3D For His New Movie ‘Io e Te’ Saying It's "Vulgarly Commercial"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2011 4:07 AM
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With everyone and their Mom rushing to 3D including old school dudes like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, for a moment there, it seemed like legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci was going to follow his colleagues over the proverbial cliff. Earlier this spring it was announced the filmmaker was going to be helming his new movie "Io e Te" in the format, marking his first time playing around in three dimensions. But with cameras set to roll soon, Bertolucci has not only made a 180 on that decision, he's got something to say about 3D as well.

Bernardo Bertolucci To Direct 3D Drama 'Io e Te' Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 3:04 AM
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Like it or not, 3D is here to stay and is no longer just the plaything of James Cameron or studios looking to beef up their bottom line on tentpole fare. Bonafide auteurs are now taking a hard look at the format too. Martin Scorsese is diving into stereoscopic shooting for his upcoming "Hugo Cabret"; Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt Now And Sunrise" will have a 3D sequence; Takashi Miike goes to Cannes this year with his 3D "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai"; Steven Soderbergh would have shot "Contagion" in 3D if the cameras were ready in time; Baz Luhrmann is strongly considering the format for "The Great Gatsby" and now, one of cinemas greatest legends will be embarking on his first three dimensional movie.

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