CANNES 65 – Bertolucci esaltato dalla stampa straniera

Dopo i 12 minuti di applausi, al termine della proiezione aperta anche al pubblico, al Gran Théatre Lumière, Bernardo Bertolucci con Io e te, conquista completamente la stampa straniera:

 

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Thomas Sotinel, LE MONDE: 
Bernardo Bertolucci ritrovato: Bertolucci non ha più bisogno di scandalizzare… al contrario: tratta la storia con una delicatezza che le da' una maggiore profondità… In IO E TE una freschezza inattesa…

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("Bernardo Bertolucci retrouvé": Plein d'un charme juvénile, loin des œuvres méphitiques ou politiques de l'auteur. … Bernardo Bertolucci ne semble plus guère se soucier de choquer ou de troubler, au contraire. Il traite l'histoire avec une délicatesse qui lui donne plus de profondeur… Il a trouvé en Jacopo Olmo Antinori – une version méditerranéenne de Malcolm McDowell jeune – un interprète idéal, un peu bizarre, tout à fait attendrissant, pour le rôle de Lorenzo, un enfant qui croit déjà être un adolescent. Le cinéaste multiplie les angles baroques pour filmer cette cave qu'un artifice de scénario a emplie de costumes et d'accessoires . Cet appétit d'expérimentations rappelle celui dont a témoigné Coppola dans ses derniers films. Bernardo Bertolucci fait preuve de plus de retenue que son aîné (de deux ans) américain, préservant la fraîcheur inattendue de MOI ET TOI.)

 
 
Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN (UK): 
Il piccolo potente e brillante IO E TE dimostra che Bernardo Bertolucci è una forza su cui si può ancora contare… 
 

(Bernardo Bertolucci shows Cannes he's still a force to be reckoned with… The spirito of the new wave is revived (albeit in apolitical form) by the 72-year-old Bernardo Bertolucci in his new film… engaging two-hander, an intimate, disorientating and highly charged encounter between a young man and an older woman, who find themselves having to share a cramped basement flat which they cannot leave for one week. There are resonances with the director's The Dreamers, his adaptation of Gilbert Adair's novel, and perhaps even with Last Tango In Paris… Bertolucci, and his actors Antinori and Falco, sketch out the growing and touching relationship that develops between the pair: not quite friends, not lovers, perhaps not even siblings exactly – but strange allies against all the unhappiness that this world can throw at them. There is a great moment when Olivia starts singing along to David Bowie's rewritten Italian version of Space Oddity, Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (Lonely Boy, Lonely Girl), and somehow this music contributes to the sense that, though sharp and lively, this 2012 movie could have been made 40 years ago. The final freezeframe is perhaps a nod to Truffaut… Bertolucci's witty, potent little film showed Cannes that he is still a force to be reckoned with.)
 

 
 
David Rooney, VARIETY:
Bertolucci resta sempre un artista elegante. 
 

(Truffle hounds of rare vintage Europop will be delighted to discover David Bowie’s “Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola.” This 1969 Italian redo of “Space Oddity” is featured prominently on the soundtrack of Me and You, its lyrics seemingly tailor-made to fit the searching, solitary boy at the film’s center… Bertolucci remains an elegant craftsman. The crisp definition and textured lighting of Fabio Cianchetti’s cinematography, as well as Jean Rabasse’s resourceful production design lend visual life and density to the confined setting. And Franco Piersanti’s fretful, scratchy string score is interspersed to good effect with tracks by The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arcade Fire, as well as both versions of the aforementioned Bowie song.)