MoMA to Celebrate Master Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci with a Complete Retrospective of His Cinematic Career

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Luce, Rome, present the cinematic oeuvre of Bernardo Bertolucci, with all new prints, December 15, 2010, through January 12, 2011. One of the most revered living masters of contemporary cinema, Bertolucci will be present to introduce the opening night screening of The Conformist (1970), a film that has deeply influenced American filmmakers as diverse as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The retrospective will also present the US premiere of a rare documentary by the director, Oil (1967), which was restored by Eni and Cineteca Nazionale and re-discovered at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. At the age of twenty-one, Bernardo Bertolucci debuted at the Venice Film Festival with his first film, La commare secca (The Grim Reaper) (1962); he has subsequently won every award and accolade there is to aspire to in the world of film. Tirelessly experimental