SEPTEMBER 5TH – 13TH
Filmmaker, poet, journalist, novelist, playwright, painter, actor, philosopher… the talents of Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) seemed endless. At the same time, he was also a Marxist and a Catholic, openly gay, and a staunch leftist who sympathised with the working-class police. After contributing to a number of screenplays, including Fellini’s The Nights of Cabiria (1957), Pasolini moved into directing with Accattone (1961), a story of life amongst the pimps and prostitutes of contemporary Rome.
Throughout his career, Pasolini explored the sacred and the profane, frequently using literature and mythology as the backdrop to films such as Oedipus Rex (1967), Medea (1969), and one of the most notorious and devastating films ever made, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975). This short selection of his work is intended to give a flavour of Pasolini’s range as a filmmaker on the occasion of the release of Abel Ferrara’s biopic.
Introduction and notes on individual films by Kevin Coyne.
Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini, starring Willem Dafoe, opens at the IFI on September 11th.
AN CAILÍN CIÚIN
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: WATER WAYS
13.10 (free tickets from IFI Box Office)
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
FIRE OF LOVE
FROM THE VAULTS: THE ADVENTURES OF FLANNERY: A PORTRAIT OF CATHAL COUGHLAN
HIT THE ROAD
HOLE IN THE HEAD
WHERE IS ANNE FRANK
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council