Me & You

Me and You

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Distributor: Emerging Pictures
Bertolucci’s first Italian-language feature in 32 years follows Lorenzo, a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers. Lorenzo decides to take a break from it all by hiding out in his building’s neglected basement where for an entire week he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a “normal” teenager. But an unexpected visit from Lorenzo’s older half-sister Olivia changes everything. A worldly 25-year-old beauty, her problematic and fragile state upsets Lorenzo’s total escape from reality, and their forced cohabitation in the basement’s confined space brings forth confrontation and old resentments, but also a need for affection and intimacy. A few emotional days and nights with his sister Olivia will inspire Lorenzo to see the world through new eyes.
2014 Film Comments Selects – Closing Night Film
(Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC)
2012 Festival de Cannes
2013 San Francisco Int’l Film Festival

“Beautifully made… a meditation on the transformative possibilities of a relationship.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Bertolucci’s sly, sleek images distill a lifetime of aesthetic passion and exalt the very luxury that they deride.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Breathtaking.  A Gorgeous, visually exciting movie.  Bertolucci has chosen to give us a beautiful fragment in time, a glimpse of a life just beginning to be lived.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine