Io e te (Me and You) (2012) is Bernardo Bertolucci’s first Italian movie since 1981, and the great director’s final film. Unlike many of his exotic and expensive enterprises Me and You works on a more intimate scale. To escape his overwrought parents, Lorenzo, a 14-year-old loner, tells them that he is going away on a ski trip with school friends. His plans however, are to spend the week hiding out in his apartment building’s abandoned cellar, in the company of his horror and fantasy books and avoiding the pressures of being a "normal" teenager. But an unexpected visit from his worldly older half-sister Olivia changes everything. Their emotional time together will inspire Lorenzo to come to terms with the challenge of casting aside his disguise of troubled youth and prepare him for the next stage of life, while Olivia will also embrace transformation.
Watch the trailer here:
Friday 24 March, 6:00pm
Auckland University Humanities Building, Room 220
Parking: Owen G Glenn Building -12 Grafton Road, $6 flat rate