Italy celebrates 100 years of Pasolini

Jan 07, 2022 335

Italy is to mark the centenary of the birth of the film director, poet, writer and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini with a series of special events in 2022. Rome will pay tribute to Pasolini with a trilogy of exhibitions at Palazzo Barberini, MAXXI and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, scheduled in the autumn of this year.

There will also be shows dedicated to the controversial figure in other Italian cities including Pasolini's hometown of Bologna where he was born on 5 March 1922. Among the numerous books marking the centenary is a new collection of letters by the Italian writer Dacia Maraini who documents travels with her close friend Pasolini and her partner, the novelist Alberto Moravia.

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