• Pasolini and the Secret Humiliation of Chaucer

    This documentary, produced and directed by Roberto Chiesi in 2006, features interviews with actress Laura Betti, supervising editor Enzo Ocone, writer Nico Naldini, and others discussing THE CANTERBURY TALES.

  • Via Pasolini

    This program, made for RAI television in 2005, comprises excerpts from interviews with THE DECAMERON director Pier Paolo Pasolini. In them, he discusses his family, the influence of political theorist Antonio Gramsci on his work, and "the grace of the illiterate," among other topics.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini on TEOREMA

    In this brief interview, first broadcast on February 8, 1969, director Pier Paolo Pasolini responds to questions from journalist Cécile Philippe about his film TEOREMA.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Form of the City

    In 1974, ARABIAN NIGHTS director Pier Paolo Pasolini and Paolo Brunatto made this sixteen-minute documentary about the Italian cities of Orte and Sabaudia. The film focuses on the need to preserve the basic form of a city as a representation of its popular history.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini Introduces ARABIAN NIGHTS

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini

    A filmmaker, novelist, and poet, Pier Paolo Pasolini revisited the same themes throughout his brief career. Made by Ivo Varnabo Micheli in 1995, on the twentieth anniversary of the director’s murder, this documentary examines the central ideas in the work of this legendary and controversial artist.

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    Pier Paolo Pasolini’s ability to simultaneously embrace conflicting philosophies—he drew from Marxism and Catholicism; and he lived a thoroughly modern, openly gay life while looking to the distant past for inspiration and comfort—was matched by the multifariousness of his artistic output as a fi...

  • THE CANTERBURY TALES English-Language Inserts

    Pier Paolo Pasolini authorized an English-language version of THE CANTERBURY TALES. Besides the English-dubbed track (also included with this release), Pasolini created English-language opening and closing credits, as well as the following inserts.

  • The Decameron
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    The Decameron

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1971 • Italy
    Starring Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic

    Pier Paolo Pasolini weaves together a handful of Giovanni Boccaccio’s fourteenth-century moral tales in this picturesque free-for-all. THE DECAMERON explores the delectations and dark corners of...

  • The Canterbury Tales
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    The Canterbury Tales

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1972 • Italy
    Starring Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli

    Eight of Geoffrey Chaucer’s lusty tales come to life on-screen in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s gutsy and delirious THE CANTERBURY TALES, which was shot in England and offers a remarkably earthy re-creatio...

  • Arabian Nights
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    Arabian Nights

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1974 • Italy
    Starring Ninetto Davoli, Ines Pellegrini, Franco Citti

    Pier Paolo Pasolini traveled to Africa, Nepal, and the Middle East to realize this ambitious cinematic treatment of a selection of stories from the legendary “The Thousand and One Nights.” This ...

  • La ricotta
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    La ricotta

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1962 • Italy
    Starring Orson Welles

    Pier Paolo Pasolini’s contribution to the omnibus film RO.GO.PA.G casts Orson Welles as a director attempting to make a film of the crucifixion of Jesus—all while he, the cast, and crew behave in the most un-Christlike ways ima...

  • Mamma Roma
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    Mamma Roma

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1962 • Italy
    Starring Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti

    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...

  • Teorema
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    Teorema

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1968 • Italy
    Starring Terence Stamp, Silvana Mangano, Massimo Girotti

    One of the iconoclastic Pier Paolo Pasolini’s most radical provocations finds the auteur moving beyond the poetic, proletarian earthiness that first won him renown and notoriety with a coolly ...

  • The Hawks and the Sparrows

    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1966 • Italy
    Starring Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi

    Pier Paolo Pasolini deconstructs his twin interests—Catholicism and Marxism—in this subversive, fable-like comedy. Italian-cinema icon Totò (in his final starring role) and Pasolini muse Ninetto Davoli sta...

  • Accattone

    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...

  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew
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    The Gospel According to St. Matthew

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1964 • Italy, France
    Starring Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini

    A biblical film that only the Marxist, atheist Pier Paolo Pasolini could make, this starkly beautiful cinematic Passion play takes its dialogue directly from the titular holy tex...

  • Porcile
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    Porcile

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1969 • Italy, France
    Starring Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Alberto Lionello

    One of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s most startling works, PORCILE (“Pigsty”) explores humanity’s capacity for barbarism through two parallel stories. In the first, Pierre Clémenti stars ...

  • Love Meetings
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    Love Meetings

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1964 • Italy
    Starring Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lello Bersani

    In 1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini took to the streets of Italy, armed with a camera and microphone, to interview a cross section of ordinary Italians about their attitudes towards sex and sexuality. Interrogati...