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Drama - Completed 2013

Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece and 9 Academy Award winning Film, including Best Picture and Best Director, now restored in 4K and converted to glorious 3D for Cinema re-release.

& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2013
Cannes Classics
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Director(s)
    • Bernardo BERTOLUCCI
    • Writer(s)
    • Mark PEPLOE
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeremy THOMAS (Recorded Picture Company)
    • Synopsis
    • A 3D conversion of nine time Academy Award-winning film The Last Emperor from legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci. 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the first international release of this masterpiece in 1987. A reel of the film was sent to be screened at the Cannes Opening Ceremony in 1987 as a gift from Bertolucci.
      A film of unsurpassed splendour, The Last Emperor was beautifully shot with attention to the smallest detail in the production design, costume and cinematography, and the 4K 3D conversion allows an audience to really appreciate the magnificence of this cinematic experience. The sound has also been remastered from the original 6-track to make the most of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s exquisite score.
      Starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole, the film follows the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three in 1908 before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Ching dynasty China with astonishing detail and craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and costume designer James Acheson, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.
      WINNER: 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, 3 BAFTAs including Best Picture, 4 Golden Globes including Best Director.