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BETWEEN POETRY AND TRANSGRESSION - THE CINEMA OF PIER PAOLO PASOLINI : A COMPLETE FILM RETROSPECTIVE

by VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS
BETWEEN POETRY AND TRANSGRESSION - THE CINEMA OF PIER PAOLO PASOLINI : A COMPLETE FILM RETROSPECTIVE by VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS
BIOGRAPHY Italian director, screen writer, essayist, poet, critic and novelist, was murdered violently in 1975. Pasolini is best known outside Italy for his films, many of which were based on literary sources – The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales. Pasolini referred himself as a ‘Catholic Marxist’ and often used shocking juxtapositions of imagery to expose the vapidity of values in modern society. His friend, the writer Alberto Moravia, considered him “the major Italian poet” of the second half of the 20th centrury. “In neorealistic film, day-to-day reality is seen from crepuscular, intimistic,… Read more

BIOGRAPHY

Italian director, screen writer, essayist, poet, critic and novelist, was murdered violently in 1975. Pasolini is best known outside Italy for his films, many of which were based on literary sources – The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales. Pasolini referred himself as a ‘Catholic Marxist’ and often used shocking juxtapositions of imagery to expose the vapidity of values in modern society. His friend, the writer Alberto Moravia, considered him “the major Italian poet” of the second half of the 20th centrury.

“In neorealistic film, day-to-day reality is seen from crepuscular, intimistic, credulous, and above all naturalistic point of view… In neorealism, things are described with a certain detachment, with human warmth, mixed with irony – characteristics which I do not have. Compared with neorealism, I think I have introduced a certain realism, but it would be hard to define it exactly.” (from Pasolini on Pasolini by Oswald Stack, 1970)
Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in Bologna, traditionally the most left-wing of Italian cities. Pasolini’s father was a non-commissioned officer, moving from one garrison to another. His family originated from Fruili, a region in the North-Eastern part of Italy where a local language, Friulano, Rhaeto-Romanic dialect, dominated. Later Pasolini adopted as his way of expression the crude language of the Roman suburbs. Most of his childhood Pasolini spent at Casarsa della Delizia, his mother’s birthplace northeast of Venice. During this period he became deeply involved with the dialect of the region.

I was twenty, not even – eighteen,
nineteen… and I had been alive for a century,
a whole lifetime
consumed by the pain of the fact
that I would never be able to give my love
if not to my hand, or to the grass of ditches
or maybe to the earth of an unguarded tomb…
Twenty and, with its human history and its cycle
of poetry, a life had ended.
(from ‘A Desperate Vitality’, trans. by Pasquale Verdecchio)

In 1937 Pasolini returned to his native city and studied art history and literature at the University of Bologna. He published articles in Architrave, the politico-literary monthly of the students, and began writing poems in Friulian. Pasolini’s first collection of poems, POESIA A CASARSA, which he printed at his own expense, appeared in 1942. It reflected his intense love for ‘maternal tongue’, Friulian landscape, and its peasants. The poems also showed his knowledge of the poetry of Giovanni Pascoli, on whom he later wrote his thesis, and Eugenio Montale. Pasolini’s early Italian poems, L’USIGNOLO DELLA CHIESA CATTOLICA, date from this period but appeared in 1958.

Pasolini joined the Communist Party as a young man – in his works he often explored ideological problems, but his relationship with Communism was questioning – like later the attitude towards him by his party members. The mutual schism led to his expelling from the party for alleged homosexuality. However, Pasolini regarded himself as a Communist to the end of his life.

From 1943 to 1949 Pasolini worked as a teacher in almost total obscurity. His essay on Pascoli and Montale, showing his skills in close textual analysis, appeared in 1947 in the Bolognese review Convivum. An essay on Giuseppe Ungaretti, written in the years 1958-51, was later included in PASSIONE E IDEOLOGIA (1960). In 1949 Pasolini moved with his mother to Rome, where he wrote poems and novels of slum life. The first two parts of a projected trilogy, RAGAZZI DI VITA (1955, The Ragazzi), composed in a mixture of Italian and Roman dialect, and UNA VITA VIOLENTA (1959, A Violent Life), established Pasolini’s reputation as a major writer. In these works he depicted with neorealistic approach subproletarian life and the awakening of social awareness. Both novels were translated in the 1960s into English. Tommaso, the protagomist in A Violent Life, is a homosexual, who with his friends lives in a world without hope. After being released from a prison, he gets an opportunity to change his purposeless existence. “But this novel is a great deal more than the sum of its political ideas. It is not devitalized by or dependent on Marxist philosophy. Tommaso’s story has its own profound and cumulative power; his world boils with life created by Pasolini’s relentless use of dialogue and vivid detail.” (Anne Rice in The New York Times, November 3, 1985)

During his career Pasolini published nearly ten collections of poems. Many critics, such as Alberto Moravia, considered him one of the most important contemporary poets in Italy, who gave voice to the post-war generation. With Moravia Pasolini travelled in the 1960s in Africa, making preparations for a film about ‘black Oedipus’, but the idea was never realized. He also built with Moravia a house in Sabaudia. According to Moravia, Pasolini honestly believed that the lowest proletariat would save the world with all of its freshness, uncorruptness, and originality. “Pasolini was, in his own way, a follower of Rousseau,” Moravia wrote in Vita di Moravia (1990).

In LE CENERI DI GRAMSCI (1957) Pasolini returned to ideological debate. He took as his starting point the theories Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), a political leader and the cofounder of the Italian Communist Party, who spent in fascist prisons the last ten years of his life. Pasolini accepted the rational arguments of Gramsci, but was tormented by his attraction and revulsion for the world he observed.

In addition to writing scripts, Pasolini worked in the 1950s as an actor. In 1961 Pasolini made his debut as a director. His first film, ACCATONE, a re-working of his own novel A Violent Life, centered on the life of a pimp in Rome. Franco Citti, the then amateur actor, played the eponymous hero. The theme of prostitution continued in Pasolini’s homage to Anna Magnani, MAMMA ROMA (1962), which portrayed Rome’s underworld realistically. Magnani played a prostitute who has to go back on her profession.

International fame Pasolini gained in the mid-1960s. IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEO (1964), a straightforward re-telling of the New Testament story, was based on words and scenes from St Matthew’s Gospel. The Catholic Church helped to finance the film and it received the Special Jurt Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Two years before Pasolini had been accused of blasphemy over his satirical sketch in RoGoPaG (1963), a film directed by Rosselini, Godard, Pasolini and Gregoretti. However, Pasolini once said: “For years I thought that an addressee for my ‘confessions’ and ‘testimony’ existed. Only now do I realize that he does not exist.” IL DECAMERONE (1971), THE CANTEBURY TALES (1973) and IL FIORE DELLE MILLE E UNA NOTTE (1973) were based on medieval tales and celebrated the world of simpe joys and sexuality. EDIPE RE (1967) was an adaptation of an ancient text of Sophocles. TEOREMA (1968) was a dissection of the bourgeois family. Using non-professional actors with professionals, Pasolini attempted to combine realism with revolutionary concepts, sex, violence, and sadism. With the gay liberation movement the community of homosexual novelists grew internationally, and along with Pasolini from it emerged such writers as Christopher Bram, James Purdy, Allan Hollinghurst, José Lezema Lima, Reinaldo Arenas, and Yukio Mishima.

In the 1960s Pasolini’s interest in language drew him to semiotics, although his concern with dialect marked his work from the first collections of poems. One of these early influences was the modern novelist Carlo Emilio Gadda, whose experimental novel That Awful Mess on Via Merulana, written in a mixture of Italian, Roman, Venetian, and Neopolitan dialects, appeared in a Florentine review 1946.

Pasolini has presented his approach to cinema in a number of essays. His opposition to the liberalization of abortion law and criticism of the radical students made him unpopular on the left. From PORCILE (1969) Pasolini’s films became increasingly controversial. His last film, SALÒ O LE 120 GIORNATE DI SODOMA, set in the last years of WW II in Italy, linked fascism and sadism. The film was banned virtually everywhere.

Pasolini’s creative productivity did not stop in films. He wrote several tragedies in verse and published in 1971 a new collection of poetry, TRASUMANAR E ORGANIZZAR. In 1972 his critical writings were collected and published under the title EMPIRISMO ERETICO (Heretical Empiricism). He also contributed to the Milanese newspaper Corriere della sera. On morning of 2 November, 1975, his body was discovered on waste ground near seaside resort of Ostia. A young male prostitute was tried and convicted for the murder in 1976. Pasolini’s massive unfinished novel, PETROLIO, was published in 1992.

PLAYS

Orgía (1968)
Porcile
Calderón (1973)
Pilade (1973)
Affabulazione (1977, póstumo)
Bestia da stile (1977, póstumo)

POETRY

Poesie a Casarsa, Libreria Antiquaria Mario Landi, Bolonia 1942.
Poesie, Stamperia Primon, San Vito al Tagliamento 1945.
Diarii, Pubblicazioni dell’Academiuta, Casarsa 1945
I pianti, Pubblicazioni dell’Academiuta, Casarsa 1946.
Dov’è la mia patria, con 13 disegni di G. Zigaina, Edizioni dell’Academiuta, Casarsa 1949.
Tal còur di un frut, Edizioni di Lingua Friulana, Tricesimo 1953 (nuova edizione a cura di Luigi Ciceri, Forum Julii, Udine 1974).
Dal diario (1945-47), Sciascia, Caltanissetta 1954.
La meglio gioventù, Sansoni, Florencia]] 1954.
Il canto popolare, Meridiana, Milán 1954.
Le ceneri di Gramsci, Garzanti, Milán 1957
L’Usignolo della Chiesa Cattolica, Longanesi, Milán 1958
Roma 1950. Diario, All’insegna del pesce d’oro (Scheiwiller), Milán 1960.
Sonetto primaverile (1953), Scheiwiller, Milán 1960.
La religione del mio tempo, Garzanti, Milán 1961
Poesia in forma di rosa (1961-1964), Garzanti, Milán 1964.
Poesie dimenticate, a cargo de Luigi Ciceri, Società filologica Friulana, Udine 1965.
Trasumanar e organizzar, Garzanti, Milán 1971.
La nuova gioventù. Poesie friulane 1941-1974, Einaudi, Turín 1975.
Le poesie: Le ceneri di Gramsci, La religione del mio tempo, Poesia in forma di rosa, Trasumanar e organizzar; Garzanti, Milán 1975.
Bestemmia. Tutte le poesie, 2 voll., a cargo de Graziella Chiarcossi y Walter Siti, Garzanti, Milán 1993 ).
Poesie scelte, a cargo de Nico Naldini y Francesco Zambon, TEA, Milán 1997.
Tutte le poesie, 2 vols., a cargo de W. Siti, Mondadori, Milán 2003.

NARRATIVE

Ragazzi di vita, Garzanti, Milán 1955 .
Una vita violenta, Garzanti, Milán 1959.
L’odore dell’India, Longanesi, Milán 1962.
Il sogno di una cosa, Garzanti, Milán 1962.
Alì dagli occhi azzurri, Garzanti, Milán 1965.
Teorema, Garzanti, Milán 1968.
La Divina Mimesis, Einaudi, Turín 1975.
Amado mio, Garzanti, Milán 1982.
Petrolio, Einaudi, Turín 1992.
Un paese di temporali e di primule, Guanda, Parma 1993 .
Storie della città di Dio. Racconti e cronache romane (1950-1966), Einaudi, Turín 1995.

ESSAYS

Passione e ideologia (1948-1958), Garzanti, Milán 1960.
Empirismo eretico, Garzanti, Milán 1972.
Scritti corsari, Garzanti, Milán 1975. >> Escritos corsarios, 2009
Volgar’eloquio, ed. por Antonio Piromalli y Domenico Scafoglio, Athena, Nápoles, 1976
Lettere luterane, Einaudi, Turín, 1976.
Descrizioni di descrizioni, a cargo de Graziella Chiarcossi, Einaudi, Turín 1979 .
Il Portico della Morte, a cargo de Cesare Segre, «Associazione Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini», Garzanti, Milán 1988.
I film degli altri, ed. por Tullio Kezich, Guanda, Parma 1996.
Poesia dialettale del Novecento,ed. por Mario Dell’Arco y Pier Paolo Pasolini, introd. Pasolini, Guanda, Parma 1952.
Canzoniere italiano. Antologia della poesia popolare, ed. por Pier Paolo Pasolini, Guanda, Parma 1955.
Pier Paolo Pasolini e il setaccio 1942-1943, ed. por Mario Ricci, Cappelli, Bolonia 1977,
Saggi sulla letteratura e sull’arte, 2 vols., ed. por Walter Siti y Silvia De Laude, Mondadori, Milán, 1999.
Saggi sulla politica e sulla società, Walter Siti y Silvia De Laude, Mondadori, Milán 1999.

FILMOGRAPHY

1961 — Accattone
1962 — Mamma Roma
1963 — Ro.Go.Pa.G. (fragmento La Ricotta)
1963 — La rabbia
1964 — Le mura di Sana’a
1964 — Il Vangelo secondo Matteo)
1965 — Il padre selvaggio (corto)
1965 — Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il Vangelo secondo Matteo
1965 — Comizi d’amore
1966 — Uccellacci e uccellini
1967 — Le streghe (fragmento La Terra vista dalla Luna)
1967 — Edipo re
1967 — Teorema
1968 — Capriccio all’italiana (fragmento Che cosa sono le nuvole?)
1969 — Appunti per un film sull’India
1969 — Amore e rabbia (fragmento La sequenza del fiore di carta)
1969 — Porcile
1969 — Medea
1970 — Appunti per un romanzo dell’immondeza
1970 — Appunti per un’Orestiade africana
1971 — Il Decameron
1972 — Dodici dicembre
1972 — II racconti di Canterbury
1974 — Pasolini e… la forma della città
1974 — Il fiore delle Mille e una notte
1975 — Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

ACCATTONE
Italy
1961
120 Min
Black and White
1.37:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alfredo Bini, Cino Del Duca
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti
DP Tonino Delli Colli
CAST Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi, Adriana Asti, Luciano Conti, Luciano Gonini, Renato Capogna
ED Nino Baragli
PROD DES Flavio Mogherini
SOUND Luigi Puri
Venice

MAMMA ROMA
Italy
1962
110 Min
Black and White
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alfredo Bini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Tonino Delli Colli
CAST Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini, Luisa Loiano, Paolo Volponi, Luciano Gonini, Vittorio La Paglia, Piero Morgia, Franco Ceccarelli, Marcello Sorrentino, Sandro Meschino, Franco Tovo, Pasquale Ferrarese, Leandro Santarelli, Emanuele Di Bari, Antonio Spoletini, Nino Bionci, Nino Venzi, Maria Bernardini, Santino Citti, Renato Montalbano
ED Nino Baragli
Venice (In Competition)

RO.GO.PA.G.
France, Italy
1963
122 Min
Color, Black and White
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ugo Gregoretti
PROD Alfredo Bini
SCR Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ugo Gregoretti
DP Luciano Trasatti, Jean Rabier, Tonino Delli Colli, Mario Bernardo
CAST Orson Welles, Alexandra Stewart, Laura Betti, Ricky Tognazzi, Ugo Tognazzi, Rosanna Schiaffino, Bruce Balaban, Maria Pia Schiaffino, Jean-Marc Bory, Mario Cipriani, Edmonda Aldini, Ettore Garofolo, Lisa Gastoni, Antonella Taito, André S. Labarthe, Tomas Milian
ED Nino Baragli, Agnès Guillemot
MUSIC Carlo Rustichelli

LA RABBIA
Italy
1963
25 Min
1.33: 1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
ED Pier Paolo Pasolini, Nino Baragli

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEO
France, Italy
1964
137 Min
Black and White
1.66:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alfredo Bini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Tonino Delli Colli
CAST Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante, Mario Socrate
ED Nino Baragli
MUSIC Luis Bacalov
Venice (Competition): Special Jury Prize, OCIC Award

THE WALLS OF SANA’A
LE MURA DI SANA’A
Yemen, Italy
1964
16 Min
Color
English, Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
EXEC Rosima Anstalt
PROD Franco Rossellini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Pier Paolo Pasolini

LOVE MEETINGS
COMIZI D’AMORE
Italy
1965
90 Min
Black and White
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alfredo Bini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Tonino Delli Colli, Mario Bernardo
CAST Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lello Bersani
ED Nino Baragli

SOPRALLUOGI IN PALESTINA
Italy
1965
1.33: 1
52 Min
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Aldo Penelli, Otello Martelli
PROD Alfredo Bini
CAST Pier Paolo Pasolini, Don Andrea Carraro
ED Pier Paolo Pasolini

HAWKS AND SPARROWS
UCCELLACCI E UCCELLINI
Italy
1966
89 Min
Black and White
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alfredo Bini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Mario Bernardo, Tonino Delli Colli
CAST Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi, Umberto Bevilacqua, Renato Capogna, Alfredo Leggi, Renato Montalbano, Flaminia Siciliano, Giovanni Tarallo, Vittorio Vittori
ED Nino Baragli
PROD DES Luigi Scaccianoce
MUSIC Ennio Morricone
SOUND Pietro Ortolani
Cannes (In Competition)

OEDIPUS REX
EDIPO RE
Morocco, Italy
1967
104 Min
Color
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alfredo Bini
SCR Sophocles, Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Giuseppe Ruzzolini
CAST Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli, Carmelo Bene, Julian Beck, Luciano Bartoli, Pier Paolo Pasolini
ED Nino Baragli
PROD DES Luigi Scaccianoce
SOUND Carlo Tarchi, Fausto Ancillai
Venice (In Competition)

THE WITCHES
LE STREGHE
France, Italy
1967
121 Min
Color
1.66:1
Italian

DIR Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi, Luchino Visconti
PROD Dino De Laurentiis
SCR Mauro Bolognini, Fabio Carpi, Roberto Gianviti, Agenore Incrocci, Luigi Magni, Enzo Muzii, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Franco Rossi, Furio Scarpelli, Bernardino Zapponi, Cesare Zavattini
DP Giuseppe Rotunno
CAST Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Francisco Rabal, Massimo Girotti, Véronique Vendell, Elsa Albani, Clara Calamai, Marilù Tolo, Nora Ricci, Dino Mele, Helmut Berger, Bruno Filippini, Leslie French, Alberto Sordi, Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Clint Eastwood
ED Nino Baragli, Adriana Novelli, Mario Serandrei, Giorgio Serrallonga
PROD DES Mario Garbuglia, Piero Poletto
MUSIC Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni

CAPRICE ITALIAN STYLE
CAPRICCIO ALL’ITALIANA
Italy
1968
95 Min
Color
2.35:1
Italian

DIR Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Steno, Pino Zac, Franco Rossi
PROD Dino De Laurentiis
SCR Roberto Gianviti, Agenore Incrocci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Furio Scarpelli, Steno, Bernardino Zapponi, Cesare Zavattini
DP Tonino Delli Colli, Silvano Ippoliti, Giuseppe Rotunno
CAST Totò, Ugo D’Alessio, Regina Seiffert, Franco Franchi, Ninetto Davoli, Laura Betti, Carlo Pisacane, Silvana Mangano, Ira von Fürstenberg
ED Nino Baragli, Adriana Novelli, Giorgio Serrallonga
PROD DES Mario Garbuglia, Mario Scisci
MUSIC Sergio Battistelli, Ricky Gianco, Marcello Giombini, Piero Piccioni, Gianni Sanjust, Carlo Savina

TEOREMA
Italy
1968
105 Min
Color, Black and White
1.85:1
English, Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Manolo Bolognini, Franco Rossellini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Giuseppe Ruzzolini
CAST Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky, Laura Betti, Andrés José Cruz Soublette, Ninetto Davoli, Carlo De Mejo, Adele Cambria, Luigi Barbini, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia, Alfonso Gatto
ED Nino Baragli
PROD DES Luciano Puccini
MUSIC Ennio Morricone, Ted Curson
SOUND Bernardino Fronzetti
Venice (In Competition): Best Actress

APPUNTI PER UN FILM SULL’INDIA
APPUNTI PER UN FILM SULL’INDIA
Italy
1968
25 Min
Black and White
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Gianni Barcelloni
DP Roberto Nappa, Federico Zanni
CAST Pier Paolo Pasolini
ED Jenner Menghi
MUSIC Ennio Morricone

MEDEA
Italy, France, West Germany
1969
118 Min
Color
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Marina Cicogna, Franco Rossellini
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini, Euripides
DP Ennio Guarnieri
CAST Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile, Margareth Clémenti, Paul Jabara
ED Nino Baragli
PROD DES Dante Ferretti
SOUND Carlo Tarchi

LA SEQUENZA DEL FIORE DI CARTA
( FROM : AMORE E RABBIA )
Italy, France
1969
10 Min
Color
2.35:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Carlo Lizzani
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Giuseppe Ruzzolini
CAST Ninetto Davoli, Aldo Puglisi
ED Nino Baragli
PROD DES Mimmo Scavia
MUSIC Giovanni Fusco

PORCILE
France, Italy
1969
99 Min
Color
1.85: 1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Gian Vittorio Baldi
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Tonino Delli Colli, Armando Nannuzzi, Giuseppe Ruzzolini
CAST Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Anne Wiazemsky, Alberto Lionello, Ugo Tognazzi, Margarita Lozano, Marco Ferreri, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli
ED Nino Baragli
MUSIC Benedetto Ghiglia
São Paulo, Venice, New York

NOTES TOWARDS AN AFRICAN ORESTES
APPUNTI PER UN’ORESTIADE AFRICANA
Italy
1970
71 Min
Black and White
1.37:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Gian Vittorio Baldi
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini
DP Giorgio Pelloni
ED Cleofe Conversi
MUSIC Gato Barbieri
São Paulo

THE DECAMERON
IL DECAMERON
France, West Germany, Italy
1971
112 Min
Color
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
EXEC Franco Rossellini
PROD Alberto Grimaldi
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giovanni Boccaccio
DP Tonino Delli Colli
CAST Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanović, Vincenzo Amato, Angela Luce, Silvana Mangano, Giuseppe Zigaina, Gabriella Frankel, Vincenzo Cristo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio Vittori, Monique Van Vooren, Giorgio Iovine, Salvatore Bilardo, Vincenzo Ferrigno, Luigi Seraponte, Antonio Diddio, Mirella Catanesi, Vincenzo De Luca
ED Nino Baragli, Tatiana Morigi
PROD DES Andrea Fantacci
MUSIC Ennio Morricone
SOUND Pietro Spadoni
Berlinale (Competition): Special Jury Prize

THE CANTERBURY TALES
I RACCONTI DI CANTERBURY
France, Italy
1972
112 Min
Color
1.77:1
English, Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alberto Grimaldi
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini, Geoffrey Chaucer
DP Tonino Delli Colli
CAST Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Josephine Chaplin, Alan Webb, Pier Paolo Pasolini, J.P. Van Dyne, Vernon Dobtcheff, Adrian Street, O.T., Derek Deadman, Nicholas Smith, George Bethell Datch, Dan Thomas, Michael Balfour, Jenny Runacre, Peter Cain, Daniele Buckler, John Francis Lane, Settimo Castagna, Athol Coats, Judy Stewart-Murray, Tom Baker
ED Nino Baragli
PROD DES Dante Ferretti
MUSIC Ennio Morricone
Berlinale (Competition): Golden Bear

ARABIAN NIGHTS
IL FIORE DELLE MILLE E UNA NOTTE
France, Italy
1974
130 Min
Color
1.85:1
Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alberto Grimaldi
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dacia Maraini
DP Giuseppe Ruzzolini
CAST Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché, Ines Pellegrini, Margareth Clémenti, Luigina Rocchi, Alberto Argentino, Francesco Paolo Governale
ED Nino Baragli, Tatiana Casini Morigi
PROD DES Dante Ferretti
MUSIC Ennio Morricone
Cannes (In Competition): Grand Prix

SALÒ, O LAS 120 JORNADAS DE SODOMA
SALÒ O LE 120 GIORNATE DI SODOMA
France, Italy
1975
112 Min
Color
1.85:1
French, German, Italian

DIR Pier Paolo Pasolini
PROD Alberto De Stefanis, Antonio Girasante, Alberto Grimaldi
SCR Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti, Pupi Avati, Marquis de Sade
DP Tonino Delli Colli
CAST Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti, Caterina Boratto, Elsa De Giorgi, Hélène Surgère, Sonia Saviange, Sergio Fascetti, Bruno Musso, Antonio Orlando, Claudio Cicchetti, Franco Merli, Umberto Chessari, Lamberto Book, Gaspare Di Jenno, Giuliana Melis, Faridah Malik, Graziella Aniceto, Renata Moar, Dorit Henke, Antiniska Nemour, Benedetta Gaetani, Olga Andreis
ED Nino Baragli, Tatiana Casini Morigi, Enzo Ocone
PROD DES Dante Ferretti
MUSIC Ennio Morricone
SOUND Giorgio Loviscek, Domenico Pasquadibisceglie
New York

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