1996. Italy/France/Great Britain. Bernardo Bertolucci. 118 min.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1996. Italy/France/Great Britain. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With Liv Tyler, Sinéad Cusack, Jeremy Irons. When American teenager Lucy (Tyler) arrives at the sprawling Tuscan farmhouse where her mother once lived, she seduces everyone around her with her unspoiled beauty and grace. Her secret goals, meanwhile, are to lose her virginity and to find her real father among a tight-knit group of friends who live a comfortable, leisurely communal life filled with art, food, and gossip. Bertolucci’s return to Italy—and to filmmaking on a more intimate scale—is suffused with a genuine feel for the landscape and a romantic belief that youthful innocence and love will triumph over disillusionment and cynicism. 118 min.