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'A Pa’…' Ninetto Davoli on Pier Paolo Pasolini in Edinburgh
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‘A Pa’…’ Ninetto Davoli on Pier Paolo Pasolini in Edinburgh

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The well-known actor remembers Pasolini on the centenary.
Decameron - Ninetto Davoli
Decameron – Ninetto Davoli
The Italian Cultural Institute of Edinburgh presents a conversation on 17th March with the actor Ninetto Davoli on the occasion of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 100th anniversary.

Davoli was one of Pasolini’s dearest friends and an iconic presence in his cinema.

With his unruly smile and curly hair, ‘Ninetto’ (as he is affectionately known) embodied the pure and irrepressible joy of the popular life. First cast as an extra in ‘The Gospel According to Matthew‘ (1964), he starred in many of Pasolini’s films, including ‘Hawks and Sparrows‘ (1966), ‘Oedipus Rex‘ (1967), ‘Theorem‘ (1968), ‘Che cosa sono le nuvole?‘ (1968), ‘La sequenza del fiore di carta‘(1969), ‘Pigsty‘ (1969), ‘The Decameron‘ (1971), ‘The Canterbury Tales‘ (1972).

In this conversation, Ninetto will take us on a journey through the memories of his friendship and work with Pasolini. Mr Davoli will be in conversation with Prof. Davide Messina and Dr Emanuela Patti (in Italian with English translation).

Preceeded by some readings of Pasolini’s poetry by Lucinda Byatt and Giorgio Granozio.

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