Pasolini

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Sep 26 through Sun, Oct 12.

Thu, Oct 2

6:00pm

Fri, Oct 3

9:00pm

Sun, Oct 12

7:15pm

Pasolini
Abel Ferrara, 2014
France/Belgium/Italy | Italian, English, and French with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 87 minutes

U.S. Premiere

Encore screening added on October 12

Q&A with director Abel Ferrara and actor Willem Dafoe on October 2 & 3

Pier Paolo Pasolini—filmmaker/poet/novelist, Christian, Communist, permanent legal defendant, and self-proclaimed “inconvenient guest” of modern society—was an immense figure. Abel Ferrara’s new film compresses the many contradictory aspects of his subject’s life and work into a distilled, prismatic portrait. We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli (Riccardo Scamarcio), and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray Alfa Romeo. Over the course of the action, Pasolini’s life and his art (represented by scenes from his films, his novel-in-progress Petrolio, and his projected film Porno-Teo-Kolossal) are constantly refracted and intermingled to the point where they become one. A thoughtful, attentive, and extremely frank meditation on a man who continues to cast a very long shadow, featuring a brilliant performance by Willem Dafoe in the title role. Note: This film contains scenes of a sexually explicit nature.

Series: NYFF52 Encore Screenings

Venue: Alice Tully Hall, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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