Bernardo Bertolucci: ‘The Last Emperor’ Destined to be Converted to 3D | Variety

A quarter century after the international release of “The Last Emperor,” the film has finally realized its fate.

Bernardo Bertolucci: ‘The Last Emperor’ Destined to be Converted to 3D | Variety

After serving as guest artistic director last year, Bertolucci returned to the AFI Fest today for the North American premiere of the new version of his nine-time Oscar-winning biopic (including best picture and best director). The film has received a complete facelift: a 3D conversion, 4K restoration and sound re-mastering.

“I think it’s a new life for this film,” he said. “The film is not the temptation that often filmmakers have with 3D to throw, I don’t know, noodles in the face of the viewers. … It’s a very innocent 3D, but I think it will make you feel very much inside the Forbidden City.”

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