Pier Paolo Pasolini

Love Meetings

Love Meetings

Let’s talk about sex. In this radically engaged and engaging documentary, Pier Paolo Pasolini takes to the streets, town squares, beaches, factories, and universities of 1960s Italy to solicit everyday citizens’ thoughts on a host of hot-button subjects, including sex work, gender equality, homosexuality, and divorce (then illegal in Italy). What emerges is both a kaleidoscopic cross section of faces and places—from the industrialized cities of the North to the rural villages of the South—and an incisive portrait of a society where, despite the rapid modernization brought on by the postwar “economic miracle,” hypocrisy, repression, and conformism still hold sway.

Film Info

  • Italy
  • 1964
  • 92 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian

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Pasolini 101

Pasolini 101

Blu-ray Box Set

9 Discs

$124.97

Love Meetings
Cast
Lello Bersani
Narrator
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cesare Musatti
Alberto Moravia
Ignazio Buttitta
Adele Cambria
Camilla Cederna
Oriana Fallaci
Peppino Di Capri
Graziella Chiarcossi
Credits
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Written by
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Produced by
Alfredo Bini
Cinematography
Mario Bernardo
Cinematography
Tonino Delli Colli
Edited by
Nino Baragli
Sound
Oscar De Arcangelis
Sound
Carlo Ramundo

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