The Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture is presenting an exhibition on the life and works of the Italian writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, a man with a commitment to his own ideas, which were controversial in his day.
An exhibition entitled “Pasolini. Roma“, the biggest of its kind to date, goes over his relationship with the Italian capital, where he lived, from the very start, during the 1950s in misery and marginalised because of his homosexuality. In fact, he was fired from his job in state education and expelled from the communist party.
After his novel Ragazzi di Vita was published (1955), Pasolini was able to join Rome’s intellectual and artistic circles, despite the fact his book caused a great scandal.
Soon afterwards, his literary efforts brought him great public prestige and he made his first film, Acattone, at the age of 39. After several works on what he called the elite worker, he began to shoot an investigative film in 1963 called Comizi d’amore, which upset the Vatican, and The Gospel According to St Matthew, which was dedicated to Pope John XXIII and won him the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Pasolini also stood out as a champion of minority languages, in particular Friulian, and even became strongly interested in Catalan.
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The exhibition project is being shared with the Paris Cinémathèque Français, Rome’s Azienda Palaexpo-Pallazzo delle Esposizione and the Berlin Martin Gropius Bau, where it will travel to.
CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) -> Montalegre, 5