SESSION: Sunday 22nd May at 4pm

Pasolini Retrospective: Appunti per un’Orestiade africana (Notes for an African Orestes)

(1970, dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, w/ Gato Barbieri, Donald F. Moye, Marcello Melis)

The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia. (IMDB)

FILM INFO rating)

Pasolini: Oedipus Rex

(1967, dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, w/ Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli)

Pasolini: Oedipus Rex will start at approximately 5:31pm, and finish at approximately 7:21pm.

In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road... (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.653.653.653.65(IMDB rating)