The Sheltering Sky

1990, 138m, 35mm, UK/Italy

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened May 13–15, 2017

This second collaboration between Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, and composer Sakamoto is a scenic adaptation of Paul Bowles’ existential novel about an American couple—played by Debra Winger and John Malkovich—traveling through North Africa in hopes of rekindling their long-strained marriage, only to find further alienation in their post-colonial dalliances.

A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Might represent Sakamoto’s greatest work yet.”

Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice