Notes for a Film about India and In Search of Locations for The Gospel According to Matthew

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<i>Sopraluoghi in Palestina per il film Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (In Search of Locations for The Gospel According to Matthew)</i>. 1964. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Notes for a Film about India

    1967–68. Italy. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 32 min.

  • In Search of Locations for The Gospel According to Matthew

    1964. Italy. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 55 min.

Monday, December 17, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
  • Notes for a Film about India

    1967–68. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. “His India film is a film in search of faces, bodies, ideas for a film to be made on India. The film you see is not that film; it is rather ‘a film for a film to be made,’ as if the script was a structure wanting to be another. (…) The film Pasolini wanted to make in India would have begun before Indian independence and continued through its attempts to modernise and industrialise” (Sam Rohdie, The Passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1995). In Italian; English subtitles. 32 min.

  • In Search of Locations for The Gospel According to Matthew

    1964. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. “In the course of his hastily improvised commentary, Pasolini explains that once he saw the Holy Land he realized that it would be impossible to film Il Vangelo there: everything —buildings, kibbutzes, faces—was far too modern. As we see him visit one legendary site after another, he begins to compare the landscape of the Holy Land with that of southern Italy, where he would actually film Il Vangelo secondo Matteo” (Naomi Green, Pier Paolo Pasolini: Cinema as Heresy, 1990). In Italian; English subtitles. 55 min. Appunti per un film sull’India (Notes for a Film about India). 1967–68. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. “His India film is a film in search of faces, bodies, ideas for a film to be made on India. The film you see is not that film; it is rather ‘a film for a film to be made,’ as if the script was a structure wanting to be another. (…) The film Pasolini wanted to make in India would have begun before Indian independence and continued through its attempts to modernise and industrialise” (Sam Rohdie, The Passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1995). In Italian; English subtitles. 55 min.

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Image: Sopraluoghi in Palestina per il film Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (In Search of Locations for The Gospel According to Matthew). 1964. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini