The Last Emperor ★★★★½

Even though Bertolucci stated that the Directors cut is the way to go, I still had a apetite for the extended cut which proved to be a grandeur epic. A unbelievable film by the immortal combination of Bertolucci's vision of the imperialistic China’s fall and the rise of the republic through the lens of the legendary Vittaro Storraro. The film combines the classic elements of a protagonist who recieved a position of power while his heart stayed with his home and his mother(Citizen Kane). Bertolucci who knows how to deal which such themes combines his political story with true visual poetry, the theme song captures the films true sentimentality. Brava Bertolucci 👏🏽