Io e Te (movie)

Bernardo Bertolucci revisits 'Last Emperor' in 'innocent 3-D'

Bernardo Bertolucci revisits 'Last Emperor' in 'innocent 3-D'

Legendary Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci is a commanding figure at the age of 73 as his wheelchair rolls into a private dining room at a Beverly Hills hotel. He's wearing a wide-brim hat and aviator sunglasses, but over an espresso, he proves to be far more charming than imposing.

The Academy Award-winning director is making his first visit to Los Angeles in more than a decade. He's been using a wheelchair since then following repeated back surgery. For a while he went into a deep depression and became a recluse in his home in Rome.

But in recent years he's bounced back both personally and professionally. Now Bertolucci, who came to fame in the 1970s with such...