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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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'Amour' takes top honor at European awards

VALETTA, Malta, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- German director Michael Haneke's elderly-themed drama, "Amour," took home four awards, including best picture, at the European Film Awards.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 16, 2012.
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Bertolucci to be honored at Cannes

Bertolucci to be honored at Cannes

CANNES, France, April 13 (UPI) -- Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is to be presented with an Honorary Palme d'or during the opening ceremony of France's Festival de Cannes, organizers said.

Liv Tyler to star in The Incredible Hulk

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Liv Tyler has signed to play Betty Ross, the love interest of scientist Dr. Bruce Banner in the film version of "The Incredible Hulk," it was announced Friday.

'James Bond' casts villain and Bond girl

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Actress Eva Green was announced late Thursday as James Bond's love interest in "Casino Royale" and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was cast as 007's villain.

Italian actress Laura Betti dies at age 70

ROME, July 31 (UPI) -- Italian actress Laura Betti, who worked with Italian directors as Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini, has died in Rome at the age of 70.

NC-17 rating stands for 'Young Adam'

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Producers of the Hollywood film "Young Adam" have lost an appeal to reverse an NC-17 rating because of a fully-clothed lovemaking scene.

'Young Adam' gets NC-17 rating

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Citing extreme sexual content, New York's Motion Picture Association of America rejected an appeal of the NC-17 rating given to "Young Adam."

Venice film festival Euro-heavy

VENICE, Italy, July 31 (UPI) -- Venice film festival director Moritz de Hadeln has unveiled a largely European crop of titles for the event's 60th edition.
Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci (born March 16, 1940) is an Italian film director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor and The Dreamers.

Bertolucci was born in the Italian city of Parma, in the region of Emilia Romagna. He is the elder son of Ninetta, a teacher, and Attilio Bertolucci, who was a poet, a reputed art historian, anthologist and film critic. Having been raised in such an environment, Bertolucci began writing at the age of fifteen, and soon after received several prestigious literary prizes including the Premio Viareggio for his first book. His father's background helped his career: the elder Bertolucci had helped the Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini publish his first novel, and Pasolini reciprocated by hiring Bertolucci as first assistant in Rome on Accattone (1961). But Bertolucci's potential had already been noticed by others, such as Sergio Leone, who asked him to write the storyline for Once Upon a Time in the West. Leone later rejected it as too cerebral for an American audience.

Bertolucci has one brother, the theatre director and playwright Giuseppe (b. February 27, 1947). His cousin was the film producer Giovanni Bertolucci (June 24, 1940 - Feb, 17, 2005), with whom he worked on a number of films.

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