Today debutes in the 71st Venice film festival, Abel Ferrara's film "Pasolini". The film takes place at the final days in the life of Pier Paolo Pasolini, prior to his mysterious murder. Williem Dafoe portays the legendary Italian director, in a film where all characters except Dafoe speak their native language and the sex scenes are described so far as "extreme". From what we see it in the trailer, Dafoe once again gives an amazing performance and Ferrara manages to capture this dark time in the life of the Italian director.
For those of you not familiar with the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini, I advice you to look him up and watch his iconic films such as Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma, Il fiore delle mille e una notte and Teorema. His films might be hard to watch due to the strong sexual content or sadist violence, but if you are able see beyond that, you will see a great artist - a poet with strong political views, whose legacy still inspires younger directors.
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....