Pier Paolo Pasolini

Like Fellini and Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini was one of the great Italian filmmakers of the 1960s and 70s. Often at the centre of scandal and censure, he was a radical who set out to create a 'Cinema of poetry'.

Pasolini's career was marked by intellectual and political controversy and conflict, and this schism resonates in his films. He was an unaligned revolutionary who frequently attracted friction both from the right and factions of the left, while his open sexuality attracted the ire of social conservatives. His death, a violent and still unprosecuted murder at the age of 53, sadly reflected his turbulent life. But underpinning the political strife was a cinematic agitation: Pasolini freely ignored rules and conventions to develop a style that was exhilaratingly free-flowing. 

Our collection of Dual Format Editions feature remastered versions of some of his most popular and controversial films.

Read more about the life and times of Pier Paolo Pasolini here.