SESSION: Sunday 1st May at 11am

Pasolini Retrospective: Salomè

(1972, dir. Carmelo Bene, w/ Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli, Alfiero Vincenti)

A psychedelic re-telling of the biblical story. Salome is the daughter of the second wife of King Herod. The King is infatuated with her and after she fails to seduce the prophet John (The Baptist) she dances for the King in order to ask for his execution. The story is told in a bizarre way of fast cuts, repetitive dialogue and extreme satire. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.453.453.453.45(IMDB rating)

Pasolini Retrospective: The Beast

(1975, dir. Walerian Borowczyk, w/ Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza)

Pasolini Retrospective: The Beast will start at approximately 12:39pm, and finish at approximately 2:23pm.

Under the condition that within six months from the death of the accomplished businessman Philip Broadhurst, his beloved daughter and heiress to his immense fortune Lucy gets married to Marquis Pierre de l'Esperance's son Mathurin, innocent fair Lucy heads with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband. But the once noble estate is nestled deep in the French dense woods, where centuries ago, a wild and ravenous supernatural beast roamed the very forests driven by a raw and unquenchable lust for virginal unprotected girls. Before long, young Lucy completely unaware of the menacing legend and the strange rumours that cloud the family's name will begin experiencing appalling, yet sensually charged visions of an unprecedented vividness. Is there a bit of truth in the legend of the Beast of Gévaudan? (IMDB)

FILM INFO 2.852.852.85(IMDB rating)