Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was an Italian filmmaker, poet, writer, actor and public intellectual. He’s known for his raw and poetic films such as Accattone (1961), Mamma Roma (1962), Il vangelo secondo Matteo [The Gospel According to St. Matthew] (1964), Teorema (1968), Il Decameron (1971) and Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975). Between 1961 and 1975 he directed 23 films and was co-director or screenwriter for another 18 films. In addition to his films, Pasolini published numerous collections of poems and several works of literary criticism. Pasolini was murdered on 2 November 1975 on the beach of Ostia.