The Last Emperor

1987, 163m, 35mm


Showtimes & Tickets

Screened May 12–13, 2017

Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su won Academy Awards for scoring this visually sumptuous rendering of the life of Pu Yi (John Lone), who was crowned emperor of China at age three. Shot on location with unprecedented access to the Forbidden City, Bertolucci’s film weaves in and out in non-linear fashion between Pu Yi’s education, married life, and eventual exile.

A film by Bernardo Bertolucci