Restored Bertolucci back on the big screen
Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 (1976) is back on Italian big screens on April 16 in a restored version including all the previously censored scenes. Exhibitors will be given the choice of showing the film in one go or divided in two parts. 1900 has been restored by 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Istituto Luce Cinecittà and Cineteca di Bologna, with the collaboration of Alberto Grimaldi, the support of Massimo Sordella from the lab L'immagine Ritrovata, and under the supervision of the director and the cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.
Another film by Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris (1972), restored by the Cineteca Nazionale, will be released in early May with the original voices of Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider both speaking their own languages. Restoration was supervised by Vittorio Storaro as far as images are concerned, and by Federico Savina for the sound. The film, whose soundtrack was composed by Gato Barbieri, will be released both in its original version with Italian subtitles, and dubbed in Italian.