Pier Paolo Pasolini: Writing on Burning Paper

This publication honours the multitalented Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975), who was born in Bologna and became a polemical figure due to his outspoken leftist politics and controversial analyses of public affairs. The book centres around Pasolini’s epic autobiographical poem “Poeta delle ceneri”, published here in a revised translation by American poet Stephen Sartarelli. In addition, the book features original written and visual tributes by a variety of filmmakers from across the contemporary landscape, including Radu Jude, Jia Zhangke, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Roberto Minervini, Angela Schanelec, Basma Alsharif, and Alexandre Koberidze.