1940- Italian born Film Director

Born in Parma, Italy into an intellectual family. He began making 16 mm films when he was still a teenager. He also began writing and won the Premio Viareggio, one of Italy's top Literary awards for his book: In Search of Mystery.

Known for his strong visual style, he established himself at the age of 24 with the political drama Before the Revolution 1964


His films are generally characterized as romantic and sensuous.

Source: http://www.geocities.com/mishaca/interviews/bertolucci.html Last Updated 03.25.04

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