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Me and You

Io e te

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Italy, 2012


An introverted teenager tells his parents he’s going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.

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Me and You Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Bertolucci is indeed a master, and “Me and You” evidences numerous thematic connections to his earlier work as well as constant proof of his distinctive gifts as a stylist. While it may not have the transformative originality of “The Conformist” and “Last Tango in Paris” or the epic scale of “1900” and “The Last Emperor,” its pleasures are sufficient to fully reward the attentions of Bertolucci admirers—and perhaps even draw some new fans.
July 04, 2014
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…The movie’s central themes—disaffection, rebellion, addiction, subverted families—are Bertolucci chestnuts, which the director has explored more deftly, and in greater detail, elsewhere. The lush intensity that has characterized his best work—a meshing of the political and the sensual—is absent. Instead, the movie is an underwhelming coming-of-age fable that skirts around its own lurid undertones.
July 03, 2014
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First things first: Bernardo Bertolucci’s latest, Io e Te (Me and You), is, for all its loveliness, a slight film — a bit of a surprise for a director known for making sweeping works about history, politics, and sexuality… But Bertolucci wears the lightness well. The director’s first Italian-language film in three decades, Me and You has the reflection and patience of age, and the fleet-footed energy of youth.
July 03, 2014
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