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  • 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

    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...

  • Teorema
    Movie

    Teorema

    Movie

    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1968 • Italy

    A stranger visits a wealthy Italian family, seduces them all individually, and leaves them with no clues as to who he is.

  • La commare secca
    Movie + 1 extra

    La commare secca

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci • 1962 • Italy

    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 bringing them closer to the killer. In this, his stunning debu...

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  • 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

    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...

  • 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.

  • Teorema

    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1968 • Italy

    A stranger visits a wealthy Italian family, seduces them all individually, and leaves them with no clues as to who he is.

  • Enzo Siciliano on MAMMA ROMA

    This interview with Enzo Siciliano, author of “Pasolini” (1982), 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.

  • 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.