Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Italian biographical documentary commemorates the 20th anniversary of the iconoclastic author, poet and filmmaker's murder. The film begins with an exploration of Pasolini's literature and chronicles his growing interest and eventual switch to filmmaking. Along the way it examines his political and religious beliefs, paying special attention to his obsession with death, his relationship with his mother, and his homosexuality. The film looks at many of his inspirations ranging from fellow filmmakers to painters, and features many exemplary excerpts from his films.
politics, writing, filmmaker, homosexual, killing, obsession, poet