Profezia. L'Africa di Pasolini

  • 77'
  • Italy
  • 2013
An essayistic documentary about famous Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s love for Africa, and how his vision of that continent relates to today, 38 years after his death. In Pasolini’s view, Africa extended into the poor neighbourhoods of the European cities, meaning that this film also throws light on his vision of Europe and the place of foreigners in Europe. The suburbs around Rome, where Pasolini shot his first film Accattone, were in Pasolini’s eyes then already part of Africa, owing to the countless immigrants living there.
He had an idealised impression of Africa, believing that there was still an authenticity to be found, as well as a revolutionary potential that, in his view, had been lost in Europe. The documentary follows Pasolini’s development through his films, but also through his life and encounters (for example, with Jean-Paul Sartre), resulting in an intriguing look at his 'prophecies' about life in Africa and Europe.
Directors
Gianni Borgna, Enrico Menduni
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
Italy, Morocco
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
77'
Medium
DCP
International title
Prophecy. Pasolini’s Africa
Language
Italian
Producer
Angelo Libertini
Production Company
Istituto Luce Cinecittà Srl
Sales
Istituto Luce Cinecittà Srl
Screenplay
Gianni Borgna, Angelo Libertini
Cinematography
Sergio Salvati
Editor
Carlo Balestrieri
Music
Marco Valerio Antonini