Pasolini and The Arabian Nights

March 9 - 17, 2019, Ex Chiesa della Maddalena

PASOLINI AND THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

The 37th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting will feature a special project called Pasolini and the Arabian Nights. A poet, writer and director considered one of the greatest Italian intellectuals of the twentieth century, Pier Paolo Pasolini will be the protagonist of this festival event consisting of a photo exhibition, a panel discussion and the screening of three restored films: Il fiore delle Mille e una notte (Arabian Nights, 1974), Le mura di Sana'a (The Walls of Sana'a, 1971) e Appunti per un film sull'India (Notes for a film about India, 1968).

Hosted at the former church of La Maddalena and scheduled to take place on March 9-17, the Pasolini and the Arabian Nights exhibition consists in an engaging set-up where photography, moving images and film posters coexist. Shot by Roberto Villa in 1972 on the set of Il fiore delle Mille e una notte (Arabian Nights, 1974), the photos portray many a highlight of the film production, beautifully rendering the faces and bodies of the Iranian and Yemen population; two screens will introduce the visitor in the ethnological universe of Pasolini's cinema with rare footage from his works Le mura di Sana'a  and Appunti per un film sull'India; and, finally, a selection of vintage film will offer a glimpse of extra-film language with the works of some of the best graphic designers from the Italian film industry.

INFO
Bergamo, March 9 - 17, 2019 | Ex Chiesa della Maddalena - Via Sant’Alessandro, 39d
Opening hours: Mon. - Fri. 3:30PM - 7:30PM | sat. - Sun. 11:00AM - 7:30PM | Free admission
Opening event: Saturday March 9, 6.30PM

Curated by Roberto Villa and Associazione Culturale Hommelette, the exhibition is promoted by Bergamo Film Meeting and sponsored by the Centro Studi Pier Paolo Pasolini Casarsa della Delizia. e Centro Studi – Archivio Pier Paolo Pasolini di Bologna. 

Special Events 

Saturday March 9
from 4:00PM to 6:00 PM | Bergamo, Ex Chiesa della Maddalena - Via Sant’Alessandro, 39d

Panel discussion by

Roberto Villa, photographer and communication scholar | A journey inside and outside the set of Arabian Nights, a journey inside and outside Cinema - Langue et Parole
Roberto Chiesi, film critic and manager of the Centro Studi-Archivio Pier Paolo Pasolini of the Cineteca di Bologna. |The reality of dreams - The dreamlike dimension of
Arabian Nights
Primo Giroldini, director, producer, collector | Pasolini's Africa
Maria Rita Parsi, psychotherapist, president of the Fondazione Fabbrica della Pace and Movimento Bambino Onlus, former member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (OHCHR) | Pasolini and the outskirts of the city and the soul
Tancredi Militano, brain biologist, expert in new methods of analysis of emotional perceptional mechanisms | Synthetic emotions i.e. Cinema

Moderator: Caterina Rossi (Bergamo Film Meeting)

In collaboration with  FONDAZIONE FABBRICA DELLA PACE
Free admission


Sunday March 10 
from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Bergamo, Ex Chiesa della Maddalena - Via Sant’Alessandro, 39d

Lectio Magistralis by Enrico Intra, pianist, composer and orchestra conductor |"Music and Cinema"
Free admission


Monday March 11
11:00 AM |  Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà, Bergamo

Screening of the film l fiore delle Mille e una notte (Arabian Nights, 1974) by Pier Paolo Pasolini


Wednesday March 13 
from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Bergamo, Ex Chiesa della Maddalena - Via Sant’Alessandro, 39d

Lectio Magistralis by Roberto Villa, photographer and communication scholar | "From Theory to Practice - A Freelance on the Film Set"
Free admission