Primo Pasolini: Four Short Films

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes

Primo Pasolini: Four Short Films

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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A quartet of Pasolini's glorious short films, each made for one of the superstar-auteur "anthology films" that were a mania in sixties European cinema.

Films in Primo Pasolini: Four Short Films

    • La ricotta
    • Pier Paolo Pasolini
    • Orson Welles stars in Pasolini's cheerfully blasphemous short about the disastrous production of a would-be Biblical spectacular.

    • The Earth as Seen from the Moon
    • La terra vista della luna
    • Pier Paolo Pasolini
    • In this outlandish, surrealist fable, a dim-witted, green-haired boy-man (Ninetto Davoli) and his hapless, recently widowed dad (Totò) look for a new mother/wife, only to find their lives in the hands of a non-speaking Silvana Mangano.

    • What are the Clouds?
    • Che cosa sono le nuvole?
    • Pier Paolo Pasolini
    • Invoking Velázquez's Las Meninas, this wild little film stars Totò, Ninetto Davoli, and Laura Betti as puppets acting out a most peculiar version of Othello.

    • The Paper Flower Sequence
    • La sequenza del fiore di carta
    • Pier Paolo Pasolini
    • Ninetto Davoli walks down the Via Nazionale, blissfully unaware of the sufferings of the world such as the bombing of Vietnam. Like the fig tree that Christ strikes down in March because it is not bearing fruit, the innocent is hardly at fault, though Pasolini states that "not to be aware is to be guilty."