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Friday, October 19, 2012


Silver Channel on ToPTV is celebrating filmmaker Bernado Bertolucci this weekend by showcasing a Bertolucci movie at 20h00 from Friday to Sunday:

October 19 at 20h00: The Sheltering Sky. British drama from 1990 with Debra Winger, John Malkovich and Campbell Scott. The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travels aimless through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give new sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions leads both only deeper into despair. Awarded with a Golden Globe Award.

October 20 at 20h00: The Last Emperor. Chinese drama from 1987 with John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole. The story about Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China. from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people. Through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle, his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic. Winner of nine Oscars.

October 21 at 20h00: Besieged. British drama from 1998 with Thandie Newton, David Thewlis and Claudio Santamaria. A tense, sensual film about a reclusive British pianist's infatuation with his African exile housemaid. Shandurai has fled her war-torn homeland for Rome, where she pays her way through medical school by working as a housekeeper for Mr Kinsky. Shy and timid, he tries to woo her with music, but her reaction is provocative and unexpected.