Comizi d’amore

”This film presents the Italy of the 1960s – very old, very innocent and very very hot.” - Pier Paolo Pasolini

While Michelangelo Antonioni scoured the alienation of the middle class and Federico Fellini was a maestro of the spectacle, the third Italian master Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–75) was branded as the edgy voice of the working class neighbourhoods of Rome.

Pasolini studied massive themes, such as religion, politics and sexuality.

In Comizi d’amore, Pasolini goes around with a microphone, asking regular Italians awkward questions about sex and sexuality. People react amazingly well to his prying. Naturally, the end result looks like the era in which it was made, but it is also a fascinatingly modern trip into the Italian society, its attitudes and its values in the sixties.

Pasolini does not shy away from touchy topics but instead delves bravely into the attitudes toward homosexuality, divorce, prostitution and gender equality.

Saija Holm (Translation: Marko Pyhähuhta)

Language: Italy
Subtitles: English

  • Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Country: Italia
  • Year: 1964
  • Length: 92 min
  • Age limit: K16
  • Format: 35 mm
  • Cinematography: Mario Bernardo, Tonino Delli Colli
  • Editing: Nino Baragli
  • Production: Alfredo Bini / Argos Films


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