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3.7
120 Ratings

Notes Towards an African Orestes

Appunti per un'Orestiade africana

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Italy, 1970
Documentary

Synopsis

The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia.

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Notes Towards an African Orestes Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Critics reviews

While certainly a visual feast, with interludes of screeching avant-garde jazz performances and archival footage of the brutal Biafran War, it becomes clear that there is discordance between Pasolini’s ideas of Greek justice and a developing continent shaped by European opportunism.
May 25, 2016
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