Critic, painter, writer, linguist, playwright, director: Pier Paolo Pasolini was an essential figure of Italian – and European – art in the second half of the 20th century in many domains. Between revolution, philosophy and the whiff of scandal, at the same time political and poetic, Pasolini personified artistic engagement in a challenging and human way right up until his brutal death on a beach in Ostia in 1975. The screening of some of his films (from 'Accatone' to 'Theorem' and 'Salo') by the Cinémathèque is a riveting opportunity to learn more – they accompany an exhibition on Pasolini's Rome (get a flavour of it here) in the form of an interactive map. Artefacts, tributes and discussion panels will complete the portrait of an artsist committed to fighting the problems of this era and the voluntary enslavement of capitalism.
At the Cinémathèque Française, October 16-January 26. For full details (in French), click here.