Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968

with an introduction by Martina Furlan

A mysterious figure visits a bourgeois Italian family in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema (1968). Starring international stars such as Terrence Stamp, Silvana Mangano and Anne Wiazemsky, the film is an exploration of the bourgeois spiritual emptiness which leans away from Pasolini’s proletarian rawness of his previous features. An almost divine force, the Visitor seduces the members of the family and sends them into an existential crisis. Through this film, Pasolini demonstrates his own theorem: “the incapacity of the modern man to perceive, listen and absorb and live the sacred teaching.”

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