China, Italy, France, UK


The life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe

Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro

Editing: Gabriella Cristiani

Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

Nominations and Awards

  • Special Jury Awards 1988