Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last Tango In Paris : Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango In Paris is a disturbing masterpiece which keeps visiting my mind during various occasions of living. Described as pornographic and obscene, this controversial film was banned in many countries. The film revolves around two characters Paul (Marlon Brando) and Jeanne (Maria Schneider). It is about experimenting with an anonymous relationship, a blind date, an one night stand, which turns into a torrid passion for both involved. In the process, the myriad colours of human love explode with all its highs and lows, its ecstasies and agonies. In this particular sequence, the fluidity of love gets depicted with an irreverential tone and tenor, apart from mocking at the hypocritical conventions of social life. It is one of the most poignant moments in the history of narrative cinema.