Emilia-Romagna, Land of Filmmakers (Part III): Bertolucci and Parma

Director Bernardo Bertolucci with Marlon Brando. Photo: Ronald Grant Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

The last stop on our journey to discover the origins of Emilia-Romagna’s best-known filmmakers is in Parma. Whereas Rimini and Ferrara are closely related to the figures of Fellini and Antonioni, respectively, this beautiful city in the northwestern part of the region – famous for its Prosciutto and Parmigiano-Reggiano, but also as the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini – is the hometown of yet another great director: the Academy Award winner Bernardo...

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