• 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

    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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  • Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

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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...

  • 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
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    The Hawks and the Sparrows

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    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
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    Accattone

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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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    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 ...

  • The Hawks and the Sparrows

    1 video

    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

    1 video

    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

    1 video

    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

    1 video

    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

    1 video

    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...