Out to buy this week is the BFI’s release of Pasolini, the astonishing biopic of maverick Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975). Written and directed by Abel Ferrara, the film stars Willem Dafoe, and recreates the last fateful days of Pasolini’s life, prior to his brutal murder. Pasolini is probably my all-time favourite European movie director of the 1970s, and I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to the UK release of Ferraro’s film. I spoke to Pasolini’s good friend Robin Askwith about his memories of working with him on 1971’s The Canterbury Tales and the interview appears as an ‘extra’ on the British DVD and Blu-ray.
The film can be purchased now from Amazon.