LITTLE BUDDHA (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1993)

“The whole world is dreaming.” — Siddhartha      Given Kon Ichikawa’s sensitive, beauteous The Burmese Harp (1956), based on Michio Takeyama’s novel aimed at introducing the tenets of Buddhism to children, there really was no need for Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha. However, Bertolucci needed to conclude his trilogy which The Last Emperor (1987) brilliantly launched and […]