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Stealing Beauty

Stealing Beauty

A Feature film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Produced by UGC Images

Release in France : 16/05/1996

    Synopsis

    Following her mother's suicide, Lucy Harmon, 19, goes to Italy to stay with the Graysons, old friends of her late mother, and to have her portrait painted. She has a dual motive: she is eager to meet up again with the young and handsome Nicolo Donati, who gave her her first kiss four years earlier and to shed some light on a mysterious passage in her mother's diary. Lucy, full of innocence and curiosity, strikes a current of sensuality in the villa that causes upheaval for everyone there...

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    UGC Images

    Foreign production companies :

    Fox Searchlight (UK), Recorded Picture Company

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

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    About

    "I suppose you know that I've deliberately spent a long time in exile... more than ten years", states Bernardo Bertolucci, the "very" Italian director of such "very" Italian films as "The Conformist" and of course "1900". "I felt that I couldn't find inspiration in my own country; so I decided to go away as far as possible. And I ended up in China where I made "The Last Emperor"... Then, in the 1990's, I felt that things were changing in Italy. It may be naive of me but, whatever, I made my mind up : it was time to go home. And so "Stealing Beauty" tells of the beauty of Tuscany. It's the tale of a confrontation : that of different types of beauty : the beauty of the scenery, the beauty of art, the beauty of a young woman..." (...)".
    Interview with Bernardo Bertolucci, by Judy Bachrach - Vanity Fair

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Yves Attal

    Director of Photography :

    Darius Khondji

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    Richard Hartley

    Screenwriters :

    Susan Minot, Bernardo Bertolucci

    Sound Recordist :

    Ivan Sharrock

    Editor :

    Pietro Scalia

    Production Designer :

    Gianni Silvestri

    Costume designers :

    Louise Stjernsward, Giorgio Armani

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Great Britain, France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    16/05/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.132

    Visa issue date :

    02/05/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1996

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1996)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films