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Pigsty (Porcile) (1969); Love Meetings (Comizi d'amore) (1964)

Pigsty (Porcile) (1969)
August 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Pigsty (Porcile) (France/Italy, 1969)

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

In this two-part work from director Pier Paolo Pasolini, the human tendency to degradation is explored.  A man is forced to cannibalism and comes to love it; another, facing blackmail over his son’s sexual predilection for pigs, finds common ground with the blackmailer: a Nazi.

Producer: Gian Vittorio Baldi. Screenwriter: Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cinematographer: Tonino Delli Colli, Armando Nannuzzi, Giuseppe Ruzzolini. Editor: Nino Baragli.  Cast: Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Alberto Lionello, Ugo Tognazzi, Anne Wiazemsky. 

35mm, color, in Italian with English subtitles, 98 min. 

Watch the trailer below.

Love Meetings (Comizi d'amore) (Italy, 1964)

Directed by Piere Paolo Pasolini

Filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini himself conducts interviews in cinéma vérité style, inquiring of Italians in various locations about their attitudes toward sexuality.  The resulting film paints an alarming portrait of the Italian psyche, and reveals an incisive Pasolini in search of a disappointing truth.

Producer: Alfredo Bini. Screenwriter: Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cinematographer: Mario Bernardo, Tonino Delli Colli. Editor: Nino Baragli.

35mm, b/w, in Italian with English subtitles, 90 min.