Pasolini Roma at the Cinémathèque Francaise

December 5th, 2013

Italian film is in the spotlight this fall at the Cinémathèque française, including the life and work of Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Focusing on his 25 years in Rome (hence the title of the exhibit) the exhibit covers the 25 years when he lived and worked in his city of adoption, telling the story of this period through film clips, letters, extracts of poems and other written works, still photos, paintings, maps and other artifacts.  Fascinating view into the life of this passionate, creative figure of Italy after WWII.  For more info click here.  If you go, you can also visit the museum.  Or check out the building which houses the museum (it was designed by Frank Gehry).

In conjunction with this exhibit, two Paris metro stations have been ‘renamed’ (metro station Rome, line 3, has become Roma and place d’Italie, line 5 & 6) as become piazza d’Italie), with new signage for the duration of the exhibit.  An amusing, light-hearted tie-in to the exhibit!







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