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'Comizi d'amore' (Love Meetings)

Glasgow Film Theatre

Wednesday 20 October 2021

A special screening of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s feature-length documentary ‘Comizi d’amore’ (Love Meetings) (1964). Developed during a period of rapid modernisation and socioeconomic transformation across Italy, the film examines Italian attitudes towards sex and sexuality, relationships, gender and contemporary collective identifications.

‘Love Meetings’ follows Pasolini and a small camera crew through Italy where, at beach resorts, town centres, universities, fields and factories, they interview groups of students, children and co-workers. Filmed in the cinéma- vérité style, Pasolini himself often appears just out of shot with microphone extended, posing questions which reveal their subjects’ freedoms and prejudices, or “inversions” and “perversions”. Pasolini divides this cinematic report into a series of ‘ricerches’ or researches.

The film will be introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone (University of Edinburgh).

Book tickets at Glasgow Film Theatre.

Sharon Hayes – 'Ricerche'
Roundtable Conversation with Ashanti Harris, Winnie Herbstein and Mathew Wayne Parkin