1961. Italy. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 117 min.
Friday, December 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1961. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Roberto Scaringella. “Pasolini punctuated this vision of an unknown Rome with a series of remarkable images: Accattone’s dive from the bridge with statues of angels; his drunken, wet face covered with sand, as if in premonition of his burial; his wearing a woman’s hat and placing a basket on Fulvio’s head. (…) The film proceeds through a series of gestural moments, consciously modelled on the fresco panels of the great Florentine masters of the early Renaissance” (P. Adams Sitney, “Accattone and Mamma Roma,” in Pier Paolo Pasolini Contemporary Perspectives, 1994). In Italian; English subtitles. 117 min.