Clare Peploe, screenwriter and director wife of Bernardo Bertolucci, dies

Clare Peploe, the director and screenwriter who had married the director Bernardo Bertolucci in 1979, with whom she has collaborated several times, has died. He was 79 years old. The two remained together until the death of the Oscar-winning filmmaker in 2018. She was the sister of Mark Peploe, also a screenwriter and director. The news of the disappearance, which took place yesterday in Rome, was given by the Instagram page Bernardobertolucciofficial. Born in 1942 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, of English parents, Clare Peploe grew up between England and Italy, Peploe began to develop an interest in cinema and art from a young age, studying first at the Sorbonne in Paris and then at the University of Perugia. Peploe began his career in cinema as assistant director of Michelangelo Antonioni in “Zabriskie Point” (1970) and of Bernardo Bertolucci in “Novecento” (1976). “La luna” (1979), also by Bertolucci, marked her debut as a screenwriter. After making the short film “Couples and Robbers” in 1981, nominated for an Oscar and a British Academy Award, in 1987 Peploe made his first feature film “High Season”, winner of the Silver Shell in San Sebastian. In 1995 he directed “Miss Magic” with Bridget Fonda and then little known Russell Crowe. In 2001 he presented “The triumph of love” in Venice. (by Paolo Martini)

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