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815 Ratings

The Sheltering Sky

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
United Kingdom, Italy, 1990


An American couple (John Malkovich and Debra Winger) who are itinerant bohemian travelers journey through North Africa, exploring their 10 year marriage in the hope of restarting their relationship.

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The Sheltering Sky Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Awards & Festivals

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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