18 | 1h 24min | Biography, Drama | 10 May 2019 (USA)
A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.
An observational glimpse on the last hours of the famed and controversial Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, “Pasolini” is a glacial record of art and society in 1970s Italy. Willem Dafoe plays the complicated artist highlighting the man’s torment and humanity. The real life Pasolini’s oddball intensity is missing in this portrayal; rather, Dafoe embodies a reserved, cultured homosexual who lived the opposite worlds of cultivated society and the seamy underworld. Amidst this depiction is the backdrop of a turbulent Rome in the throes of political and social unrest. Being an Abel Ferrara flick there’s nudity and some graphic sex (both straight and gay) that provides some chuckles and titillation. While not for everyone this highbrow and arty film serves as a compelling tribute to one of the most fascinating artistic figures of the 20th-Century.
Director: Abel Ferrara
Writers: Maurizio Braucci, Abel Ferrara (based on an idea by)
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Ninetto Davoli, Riccardo Scamarcio
Country: France | Belgium | Italy
Language: English | Italian | French
Release Date: 10 May 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: Pasolini
Filming Locations: Italy