PLOT : Following the radical filmmaker, poet, and author Pier Paolo Pasolini and the important connections to his life from growing up in Bologna, Pasolini pushed the boundaries of film and literature during post World War II in Italy. He often times found himself highly criticized for his political beliefs and taboo topics he wrote or filmed. Moving between the political unrest in Italy and his own personal challenges, and countless charges and lawsuits about the nature of his writings and films, Pasolini somehow still managed to be considered a great director and his films were highly popular. Obsessed with class culture and divide, these struggles made many appearances in his film along with his contempt of consumerism. Through Marrese’s documentary, audiences will get an inside look to one of the world’s most controversial filmmakers.
Emilio Marrese. is an Italian director, writer and journalist. Born in Naples, he eventually moved to Bologna and then to Rome where he stayed until 2015. Since 1987, Marrese worked as a journalist for the newspaper the “Rupbblica”. He released his first novel in 2010 called Rosa di fuoco, which he won the 2011 Coni Award for sports fiction. Marrese has also written multiple documentary films. In 2010 his film Via Volonté n.9 won the best documentary category at the Rome Independent Film Festival. The film follows families in a particular building as they attempt to pay rent and support their families by working an honest job. Marrese’s most recent project Il Giovane Corsaro -Pasolini da Bologna(2022)is set to commemorate 100 years after the birth of the legendary figure Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Length 1h 38min
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