Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975) was one of the most important Italian intellectuals of the post–World War II era. An astonishing polymath—poet, novelist, literary critic, political polemicist, screenwriter, and film director—he exerted profound influence on Italian culture up to his untimely death at the age of fifty-three.
Join us on February 6th for a rare screening of Che cosa sono le nuvole? (What are clouds?), one of the six shorts featured in Capriccio all’italiana, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini and starring Ninetto Davoli, Toto’ and Domenico Modugno. What are clouds? revolves around a performance of Shakespeare’s Othello as a marionette theater—with the marionettes played by actors on strings questioning both their roles and their actions, eventually rebelling against the narrative and the puppeteer.
Prof. Barth David Schwartz, author of Pasolini Requiem, an acclaimed book based on extensive interviews that chronicles the life of Pasolini, will comment the screening and provide a riveting account of the life and works of Pierpaolo Pasolini, one of the twentieth century’s most controversial, ever-present iconoclasts.
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
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