8 Collections

  • La ricotta

    Movie

    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
    Movie + 5 extras

    Mamma Roma

    Movie + 5 extras

    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
    Movie + 3 extras

    Teorema

    Movie + 3 extras

    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 Decameron
    Movie + 4 extras

    The Decameron

    Movie + 4 extras

    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
    Movie + 8 extras

    The Canterbury Tales

    Movie + 8 extras

    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
    Movie + 6 extras

    Arabian Nights

    Movie + 6 extras

    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 ...

24 Videos

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

    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...