Pier Paolo Pasolini is without question one of the most controversial filmmakers who ever lived. He is also among the most fascinating. He brought rigorous social and artistic philosophies to every project he embarked on, and boldly voiced beliefs that provoked consternation in others. In the 2005 documentary Via Pasolini, available as a supplement in our Trilogy of Life set, we get to hear Pasolini directly; the film comprises clips from interviews done over many years. The following segment, taken from a 1971 television show, features the filmmaker answering a series of questions about faith, love, and hate, and in the process touching on his religion, his Marxism, the grace of the poor and illiterate, and the corrupting influence of conventional culture.
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