Turin Film Fest to Pay Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci With Day of Screenings

Bernardo Bertolucci

The Northern Italian fest will wrap on Sunday with a special tribute to the Italian director.

The Turin Film Festival on Saturday announced it will hold a day of tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci, the Oscar-winning Italian director who died Nov. 26.

The 36th edition of the event will conclude Sunday with a day of screenings dedicated to the master in Turin's Cinema Massimo. 

The fest will screen three of Bertolucci’s works, including 1900, the 1976 historical drama starring Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster and Donald Sutherland); 1970's The Conformist, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda and Gastone Moschin; and 1996's Stealing Beauty, starring Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack and Rachel Weisz. 

The tribute is being organized by the Cineteca di Bologna, Minerva Raro Video and the National Cinema Museum of Turin. 

Bertolucci died in Rome at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer. The helmer of films including Last Tango in Paris (1972) and The Dreamers (2003) is considered one of the greatest Italian directors of all time. His 1987 film The Last Emperor won all nine Academy Awards for which it was nominated, including best picture and best director. 

On Tuesday, Bertolucci lay in state at Rome's Campidoglio. The Italian film industry came out in full force to pay their respects, including his frequent cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and fellow directors Dario Argento and Giuseppe Tornatore. 

Bertolucci had recently finished writing a screenplay called The Echo Chamber and was already discussing shooting the new project. On Thursday, the city of Rome will also host a special commemoration ceremony for Bertolucci at the Teatro Argentina.