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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Oil

    1967. Italy. Bernardo Bertolucci. 140 min.

  • Canal

    1967. Italy. Bernardo Bertolucci. 12 min.

Monday, December 20, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Oil

    1967. Italy. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Narrated by Giulio Bosetti, Nino Castelnuovo, Riccardo Cucciolla. Bertolucci’s only feature-length documentary, originally made for Italian television, was restored by Eni and Cineteca Nazionale and became a major rediscovery at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. The film, a well-to-barrel portrait of global oil production, is organized as a journey in three chapters: “Iran, Oil Extraction in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf”; “From Sinai to Genoa, Oil Extraction in the Red Sea and Its Transport to the West”; and “The Pipeline: Transport of Crude Oil from the Port of Genoa to the Refineries of Central Europe.” Bertolucci has said that making Oil led to his discovery of a new way of filmmaking: shooting whatever hit the eye, operating with a very small crew, and teasing out style and structure in the editing room. In Italian; English subtitles. 140 min.

  • Canal

    1967. Italy. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. A documentary made at Suez during the shooting of the second episode of Oil. In Italian; English subtitles. 12 min.

Introduced by Bertolucci and Professor Francesco Casetti, Yale University

In the Film exhibition Bernardo Bertolucci

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