“It's the magic of the people and the places that holds Pasolini's interest, and the quality that most sustains this genuinely other-worldly film is its almost primeval strangeness.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

October 5, 7:30 pm | For the final chapter of his Trilogy of Life, Pasolini traveled from Africa to the Middle East to adapt “The Thousand and One Nights.” Magical and moody, Pasolini’s treatment focuses on the book’s erotic stories, anchored by the love affair between a young man and a slave.

Pier Palo Pasolini - Poetry, Passion & Provocation: One hundred years after his birth and nearly fifty years after his death, the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini continue to shock and provoke audiences, a filmography defined by powerful imagery and thematic juxtapositions: the sacred and the profane, the pious and the perverse, the personal and the political. One of the most distinctive filmmakers of the 60s and 70s, and one of cinema’s most venerated auteurs, Pasolini challenged the boundaries of filmmaking, self expression, and censorship, leaving him with a legacy of distinctive and singular work. Content consideration: films in this series contain sexual themes and imagery. View full series here.

This series is made possible by, and presented with generous support from, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Chicago. IIC Logo

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