Director: Abel Ferrara

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ninetto Davoli

France-Italy-Belgium 2014 | colour | 84mins | Drama

Avaliable on: DCP

Rome, 1975. The outspoken film maker, writer and Marxist, Pier Paolo Pasolini is found dead on a beach on the outskirts of Rome, igniting a series of theories and conspiracies that continue to this day. Director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Welcome to New York) charts the last day in Pasolini’s extraordinary life, creating a cool and engaging portrait of a man both devoted to his mother and the thrill of danger. With November 2015 marking the 40th anniversary of his death, Pasolini is an elegant, timely study of a visionary man (with a brilliantly cast Willem Dafoe as the artist), supported  by Maria de Medeiros as Laura Betti and Pasolini’s regular actor and some-time lover Ninetto Davoli. – Rod Rhule