Pasolini

Release Date: May 10th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

A chronicle of the last days of life of Italian film director and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini, whose body was found on the beaches of Ostia on the morning of Nov. 3, 1975.

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ninetto Davoli, Valerio Mastandrea, Adriana Asti

Director: Abel Ferrara

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: Capricci Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jake ColeSlant Magazine

    Biopics ascribe titanic importance to a subject's every gesture, but Ferrara stresses the reality of creation, of its ordinary activities that nonetheless give an artist a sense of fulfillment. show more

  • 70
    Dave WhiteTheWrap

    With this determination to eschew simple explanations, to avoid being reductive about the cause and effect of an artist’s work and life, and to remain true to the cloudy circumstances surrounding Pasolini’s murder, comes a troubling directorial decision to turn the man’s death into a symbol — of what is unclear. show more

  • 50
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It was a given that this meeting of two iconoclastic directors would yield something far more unfettered and instinctive than conventional bio-drama. But the result borders on incoherence, providing few startling insights for aficionados and minimal illumination for the uninitiated. show more

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