• Pasolini Introduction

    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

    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.

  • La ricotta

    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1962 • Italy

    This 1962 short makes explicit Pier Paolo Pasolini’s themes of persecution and sacrifice while introducing an overtly political message; it also reflects a shift from neorealism toward a more symbolic and visionary style in his filmmaking. It got ...

  • Mamma Roma

    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

    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 ...

  • La ricotta

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    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1962 • Italy

    This 1962 short makes explicit Pier Paolo Pasolini’s themes of persecution and sacrifice while introducing an overtly political message; it also reflects a shift from neorealism toward a more symbolic and visionary style in his filmmaking. It got ...

  • 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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    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 ...

  • Enzo Siciliano on MAMMA ROMA

    This interview with Enzo Siciliano, author of “Pasolini” (1982), was conducted in 2004.

  • Bernardo Bertolucci on MAMMA ROMA

    Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci began as a production assistant to Pier Paolo Pasolini on Pasolini’s first film, ACCATTONE (1961). This interview with Bertolucci was conducted in 2004.

  • Tonino Delli Colli on MAMMA ROMA

    Tonino Delli Colli worked as director of photography on eleven of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s fourteen films, beginning with ACCATTONE and concluding with the director’s final film, SALO (1975). This interview with him was recorded in 2004.

  • John David Rhodes on TEOREMA

    In this interview, shot by the Criterion Collection in 2019, scholar John David Rhodes, author of Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini's Rome, discusses TEOREMA.

  • Bernardo Bertolucci on LA COMMARE SECCA

    The following interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci was recorded in Rome in 2003. In it, he discusses his relationship with his mentor, filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, and traces the development of LA COMMARE SECCA from preproduction to its debut at the 1962 Venice Film Festival.

  • Girl in the Window

    Directed by Luciano Emmer • 1961 • Italy, France
    Starring Lino Ventura, Magali Noël, Marina Vlady

    Luciano Emmer, one of the unsung figures of the neorealist movement, directs this slice-of-life immigrant’s tale cowritten by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Beginning with a visceral look at the harsh working...

  • Girl in the Window

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    Directed by Luciano Emmer • 1961 • Italy, France
    Starring Lino Ventura, Magali Noël, Marina Vlady

    Luciano Emmer, one of the unsung figures of the neorealist movement, directs this slice-of-life immigrant’s tale cowritten by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Beginning with a visceral look at the harsh working...

  • Morricone on Morricone

    In this short introduction, the great Ennio Morricone, who scored over five-hundred films during his extraordinary career, discusses the role of the composer, how he came to work with Gillo Pontecorvo on THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, and the creation of the signature sounds for Pier Paolo Pasolini’s TRI...

  • La commare secca

    Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci • 1962 • Italy
    Starring Marisa Solinas, Allen Midgette, Giancarlo De Rosa

    The brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bri...

  • La commare secca

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    Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci • 1962 • Italy
    Starring Marisa Solinas, Allen Midgette, Giancarlo De Rosa

    The brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bri...