The Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival in its fifth edition, aims to commemorate Pier Paolo Pasolini forty years after his tragic death. The Festival proposes a program dedicated entirely to him. If fact, Pasolini is unanimously recognized by critics as a great intellectual, with his witty writings of the 60 ‘s and 70 regarding the mutation in the italian society. We must not forget that Pasolini was engaged also in the study and realization of films.
This program, arranged by Fabio Francione, wants to pay homage to the genius of Pasolini, expressed through the audiovisual medium. This program will present examples of Pasolini’s film-making works of the 60’s, in addition to works of others intended to deepen and widen the sight over the poetic of Pasolini. The result is the study of a critical and restless thinker.
As written by the curator of the program: “How are we to describe, then, the serial movies realized in the flamboyant and reformative five years from 1963 to 1969, which we partially present here with “La ricotta” – probably his masterpiece – and the cut from Uccellacci e Uccellini Totò al circo, if not, according to the comments collected on the set of Salò by Gideon Bachmann, as the creative and critic equivalent of the fury of a writer whose many talents have been sorely tried by his strong and isolated intellectual abjuration?”.
The special program is made possible thanks to the kind collaboration of Compass Films, in Cinemazero and Study Center – Archive Pier Paolo Pasolini (Bologna).
SHORTS IN PROGRAM
La ricotta (Curd Cheese), 1963 35′, portion of Ro.Go.Pa.G, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Totò al Circo (L’aigle), 1966 8′, cut from Uccellacci e Uccellini (The Hawks and the Sparrows), Pier Paolo Pasolini
“Pier Paolo Pasolini: l’intervista sotto l’albero“, 1975 10′, Gideon Bachmann
Salò, l’ultimo film di Pier Paolo Pasolini, 2005 9′, Riccardo Costantini from Deborah Beer and Gideon Bachmann’s photographic and sound archives