On 8 March the Italian Cultural Institute of Helsinki is organizing an online conference on Pier Paolo Pasolini on the centenary of his birth.
With the help of images and short clips, the speaker, Andrea Chimento, will explore the life and filmography of Pasolini, paying particular attention to the presence of women in the director’s films.
The meeting is an opportunity to discuss one of the most famous and controversial authors of the twentieth century. A poet, writer, director, playwright, journalist, essayist and linguist, Pasolini revolutionized the approach to the art of cinema (and more besides), prophetically analyzing the changes in the nascent Italian consumer society and creating a cinema free from constraints and superstructures.
A journalist and film critic, Chimento has been writing for IlSole24Ore.com since 2009, as well as collaborating with various publications, and holds a PhD in Cultures of Communication.
Moderating is Elina Suolahti, well-known among Italophiles in Finland for her work as a translator, teacher, journalist and owner of the Artemisia publishing house.
For more information, go to iichelsinki.esteri.it