Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Directed by Mauro Bolognini • 1960 • Italy, France
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur
Scripted by Pier Paolo Pasolini, IL BELL’ANTONIO is a barbed, melodramatic satire of religion, sex, and society that gives Marcello Mastroianni a chance to play slyly against his suave screen image. He stars as the handsome Sicilian Antonio, whom everyone assumes to be a great lover. When it is revealed that he is actually impotent and that his marriage to his beautiful wife (Claudia Cardinale) is still unconsummated after a year, he finds himself at the center of a town scandal.
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Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1961 • Italy
Starring Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini
Pier Paolo Pasolini proved himself a radical with his very first feature, in which he courted controversy by applying Catholic iconography and the liturgical music of Bach to a grim neorealist sto...
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1962 • Italy
Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Filmed in the great tradition of Italian neorealism, MAMMA ROMA offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survi...
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1964 • Italy
Starring Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lello Bersani
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