1900 (Novecento)

1900 (Novecento)

Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic period drama about childhood friends Alfredo (Robert De Niro) and Olmo (Gérard Depardieu) as viewed across a widening class divide in mid-century Italy finds composer Ennio Morricone incorporating melodies by the beloved Giuseppe Verdi, whose death coincides with the births of both protagonists at the start of the 20th century. One of the longest films ever released commercially in both the US and internationally, 1900 sweeps across four decades in the lives of landowner Alfredo and peasant farmer Olmo, and boasts an impressive international cast, supported by Dominique Sanda, Burt Lancaster, and silent film actor Francesca Bertini in her final role. 

DIRECTED BY: Bernardo Bertolucci. WRITTEN BY: Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci. WITH: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini.  1976. 317 min. Italy/France/West Germany. Color. Italian, English. Rated R. 4K DCP. Courtesy of Cinecittà, 4K digital restoration
by Cinecittà and Cineteca di Bologna.  

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