Museum of Modern Art announces Pier Paolo Pasolini retrospective

The Museum of Modern Art presents Pier Paolo Pasolini from December 13, 2012 through January 5, 2013.

Pier Paolo Pasolini is a full retrospective of recently restored prints of the director’s astoundingly modern, prescient cinema works. Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975) was a highly acclaimed essayist, poet, and composer before he started making films. His cinematic legacy is distinguished by an unerring eye for composition and tone and a stylistic ease within a variety of genres—several of which the director reworked, and all of which he invested with his own distinct touches. It is, however, Pasolini’s unique genius for creating images that evoke the inner truths of his own short life that truly distinguishes his films. Pasolin’s debut film, Accattone (1961), screens along with Mama Roma (1962), The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964), Medea, (1969), and many others.

Pier Paolo Pasolini is co-produced by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Luce Cinecittà, Rome. The exhibition is organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, and by Camilla Cormanni and Paola Ruggiero, Luce Cinecittà; with Roberto Chiesi, Cineteca di Bologna; Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna; and Graziella Chiarcossi. Special thanks to The Italian Cultural Institute, New York. –