The Criterion Collection announces ‘PASOLINI 101,’ a major 9-film tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini!

The Criterion Collection has announced the release of PASOLINI 101, a major new 9-film tribute to the Italian iconoclast Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the most original and controversial filmmakers of the 20th century, which will available in a Special Edition Blu-ray Collector’s Set on 27 June 2023.

Released in celebration of the 101st anniversary of Pasolini’s birth, this collector’s set provides an essential window onto a transformative period for an artist whose legacy remains a wellspring of freedom and revolutionary force.



Including nine provocative, lyrical, often scandal-inducing films from the 1960s — Accattone, Mamma Roma, Love Meetings, The Gospel According to Matthew, The Hawks and the Sparrows, Oedipus Rex, Teorema, Porcile, and Medea — the decade in which this celebrated poet, novelist, and intellectual embarked on a feature filmmaking career, PASOLINI 101 is a monument to the artist’s daring vision of cinema.



NINE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES:

  • New 4K digital restorations of seven films and 2K digital restorations of Teorema and Medea, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Two shorts made by director Pier Paolo Pasolini for anthology films: La ricotta (1963) and The Sequence of the Paper Flower (1969)
  • Two documentaries made by Pasolini during his travels
  • New program on Pasolini’s visual style as told through his personal writing, narrated by actor Tilda Swinton and writer Rachel Kushner
  • Audio commentaries on Accattone and Teorema
  • Documentaries on Pasolini’s life and career featuring archival interviews with the director and his close collaborators
  • Episode from 1966 of the French television program Cinéastes de notre temps
  • Interviews with filmmakers and scholars
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including a 100-page book featuring an essay and notes on the films by critic James Quandt, and writings and drawings by Pasolini

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