2014, 84 minutes, Digital, Not Rated
France / Belgium / Italy
Language: In English, Italian, and French
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Willem Dafoe
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Pasolini, directed by Abel Ferrara, stars frequent collaborator Willem Dafoe as Italian poet and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini and chronicles his final hours on November 2, 1975. The film follows him as he works on his controversial classic, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom and leads up to his brutal murder on the beach in Ostia on the outskirts of the city. Facing resistance and persecution from the public, politicians, censors and critics, Pasolini visits with his beloved mother and friends, including actress Laura Betti (played by Maria de Madeiros) and continues his work on an ambitious new novel and screenplay — all the while cruising in his Alfa Romeo for adventure and connections with beautiful younger males in the dark streets of Rome.