Pasolini

Directed by Abel Ferrara

Year: 2014
Running Time: 84
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Language: English, Italian, French
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Pasolini

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Willem Dafoe

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Directed by Abel Ferrara


The Roman life and the imaginary worlds of Pier Paolo Pasolini intermingle in Abel Ferrara’s retelling of the final days in the life of the fifty-year-old filmmaker and writer, in a lovely, haunting film that draws on his last interview and envisages scenes from an unmade final film and his incomplete novel, Petrolio. Willem Dafoe, regally exhausted, is the spitting image of the murdered director, and Pasolini’s beloved muse Ninetto Davoli returns to “finish” his friend’s work, but Ferrara wisely never attempts to merely ape Pasolini’s style, instead offering one iconoclastic artist’s tribute to another, a biopic that busts the boundaries of the form and a passion project decades in the imagining that gives Pasolini’s final moments on the beach at Ostia the terrible sanctity of the Passion. – Metrograph

Reviews

"Critic's pick! The splendor of 'Pasolini' lies in its essentially collaborative nature... [Ferrara's] reverence for his subject as a fellow artist and kindred rebel spirit is evident in every frame."

“Richly evocative. Anything but a conventional biopic. For Ferrara, the art… is the forensic evidence of an artist’s visionary inner life.” 

"It's profane and it's precious and it glows like the moon."

"A thought-provoking... cinematic portrait of an artist whose visionary oeuvre remains poorly understood."

"An unimpeachably serious homage, with an assured lead performance from Willem Dafoe. I can’t think of any director, apart from Ferrara, who has quite the same talent and passion for upsetting the apple cart."

"An open-minded rendering of everyday humanity."

"Whether dealing in drama or reportage, Ferrara is still a grizzled master of the city nocturne."

"Ferrara’s reverence for Pasolini is clear in every frame. It’s as intriguing, alienating, and open to interpretation as any actual Pasolini movie and that was likely the point... with a wonderful central performance from Willem Dafoe."



Awards

  • Official Selection: Venice Film Festival

  • Official Selection: New York Film Festival

  • Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Alamo Drafthouse Omaha Omaha 1565668800August 13, 2019
Austin Film Society Austin 1565582400August 12 - August 14, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1564200000July 27, 2019
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1562904000July 12 - July 13, 2019
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1562299200July 5 - July 11, 2019
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1561694400June 28 - July 4, 2019
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1561694400June 28 - July 4, 2019
FilmBar Phoenix 1561608000June 27 - June 29, 2019
Art Theatre Champaign 1561089600June 21 - June 27, 2019
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1561089600June 21 - June 27, 2019
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1561089600June 21 - June 27, 2019
Central Cinema Knoxville Knoxville 1560484800June 14 - June 20, 2019
Time & Space Limited Hudson 1560398400June 13 - June 30, 2019
Roxy Hotel Cinema New York 1560312000June 12 - June 16, 2019
Arena Cinelounge Los Angeles 1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019
Sie Film Center Denver 1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019
Laemmle Glendale Glendale 1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1559275200May 31 - June 3, 2019
Cinema Village New York 1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019
Nitehawk Prospect Park Brooklyn 1559016000May 28, 2019
BAM Rose Cinemas Brooklyn 1558065600May 17 - May 23, 2019
Metrograph New York 1557460800May 10 - May 30, 2019
Museum of Modern Art New York 1556856000May 3, 2019


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