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Abel Ferrara, Pasolini, 2014


11 Sep 20151 Oct 2015

Dr John David Rhodes (author of Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini’s Rome) introduces the film before the screening on 11 September.

Rome. It was the night of 1 November 1975 when the great Italian poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered. His art always opposed power fearlessly; his poetry and writings scandalized, while his films were persecuted by censorship.

On the day of his death, Pasolini spent his last hours in the company of his beloved mother and close friends, and later he drove his Alfa Romeo in search of adventure in the eternal city. At dawn the following day, the body of Pasolini was found dead nearby the seadrome in Ostia.

Abel Ferrara’s film plays with a visionary blend of reality and imagination.

(Notes by ICA Film & Cinema Manager Nico Marzano)


To celebrate the release of the film, we’re offering you the chance to win a great prize bundlecourtesy of agnès b and the British Film Institute including £100 of agnès b vouchers and Blu-ray copies of six Pasolini masterpieces.

For you chance to win simply email with PASOLINI in the subject header by Monday 14 September.

Prize consists of:

  • £100 agnès b vouchers
  • BFI Dual-Format editions of Arabian Nights, The Canterbury Tales, Decameron, Medea, Salò or The 120 Days of Sodom and Theorem
  • a Pasolini quad poster

Abel Ferrara, Pasolini, Italy 2014, 89 mins.

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