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THE SHELTERING SKY

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Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
United Kingdom, Italy, 1990
Drama

Synopsis

The Sheltering Sky is a scenic adaptation of Paul Bowles’ existential novel about an American couple (Debra Winger and John Malkovich), traveling through North Africa in hopes of rekindling their long-strained marriage, only to find further alienation in their post-colonial dalliances.

Synopsis

The Sheltering Sky is a scenic adaptation of Paul Bowles’ existential novel about an American couple (Debra Winger and John Malkovich), traveling through North Africa in hopes of rekindling their long-strained marriage, only to find further alienation in their post-colonial dalliances.

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The Sheltering SkyDirected byBernardo Bertolucci

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Awards & Festivals

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BAFTA Awards
1991 | Winner: Best Cinematography
1991 | Nominee: Best Production Design
Golden Globes (USA)
1991 | Winner: Best Original Score - Motion Picture
1991 | Nominee: Best Director - Motion Picture
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1990 | Winner: Best Cinematographer
1990 | 2nd place: Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
1990 | Winner: Best Music
1990 | 2nd place: Best Cinematography

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