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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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The Last Emperor / THE LAST EMPEROR
It Happened Yesterday

The last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, lived during a turbulent historical period. The Japanese used him as a puppet governor of the occupied Manchuria and and the Communists sent him to a political re-education camp. After the oppulence of the court, he ends his days as a gardener. The tale of his life takes us through six decisive decades in the history of China.
BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Parma, 1940. Child prodigy of Italian cinema (he began as an assistant to Pasolini at the age of 21 and directed his first film the following year). His work contains meticulously cultivated pearls including La commare secca (The Grim Reaper, 1962), Prima della rivoluzione (Before the Revolution, 1964), Il conformista (The Conformist, 1970), Last Tango in Paris (1972), Novecento (Nineteen Hundred, 1975) or La luna (1979). The San Sebastian Festival dedicated a retrospective to him last year.
Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe
Vittorio Storaro
Gabriella Cristiani
Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su
John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng
Running Time
160 m.
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