The Sheltering View: Conversations with and Around Bernardo Bertolucci

Much has been said and written on Bertolucci. Yet, whoever has worked with him on the set has still a lot more to tell. A coffee or a break, to get rid of a headache, becomes a precious occasion for comparison and growth. This is a book from the heart, but also dense with unpublished documents, unique images and the history of Italian cinema. Professionals who have lived the sets of the great director, winner of nine Oscars, provide a novel portrayal of his style and extraordinary humanity. Through their perspective, filled with anecdotes unknown to the greater public, the book penetrates the work of the most international of Italian directors. In the text there are also rare and unseen photographs, never published before, as well as letters and notebooks. The book opens with a long unpublished interview with Bertolucci and it is followed by contributions from Adriana Asti, Joan Chen, Jeremy Irons, Stefania Sandrelli, Marisa Solinas, Judith Malina, Francesco Barilli, Ying Ruocheng, Cherie Nutting, Richard Horowitz and Fausto Taiten Guareschi.