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Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini
A work that is chronologically and aesthetically his mid-period film, Teorema is Pier Paolo Pasolini at his finest hour. It is not Neo Realist cousin like Accatone (1961) Mamma Roma (1962), nor is it the debaucherous snarl of Salò (1975); it has a larger portion of the religious parable than The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966), and is as interested in sex as The Decameron (1971).
Teorema is a work of quiet suddenness. It moves quickly from documentary-style social film to its enigmatic plot, and Pasolini seems intent on doing away with any contrivances of a traditional narrative set-up. Within minutes of the opening credits the upper-class family at the center of the story receives a brief telegram: “Arriving tomorrow.” Immediately thereafter, the Visitor (or the Angel, as he’s sometimes called) is in their midst, disrupting and confusing husband, wife, son, daughter, »
- Neal Dhand
"His films are often allegorical, paradoxical and at times considered blasphemous in their attempts to reconcile conflicting passions, such as his belief in both Catholicism and Marxism..."Welcome to a new year of diverse delights from the Melbourne Cinematheque. This curatorial mix of auteur and period driven cinema aims to reignite the passionate and educate the eager. After opening strong with master King Hu's near perfect A Touch Of Zen, the program's first season proper is all about post-war Italian cinema, with an in-depth exploration of iconoclast Pier Paolo Pasolini.Highlights include his 'trilogy of life' and the once banned Salò which is widely regarded as one of the most notorious films in cinema history. Click through below for highlights of the program which runs from February...
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2 items from 2014
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