This is the final Cinema Reborn Newsletter for 2022. We hope that you have enjoyed the April season plus the additional Cinema Reborn collaborations with the Ritz for the Pasolini season and the Italian Institute of Culture for the Pasolini Roundtable.
PASOLINI AT THE RITZ
The final film in the Pasolini season, and the director’s final work before his brutal murder in 1975, screens at the Randwick Ritz. Sunday 11 December at 4.00 pm. SALO is the only Pasolini film to feature in either the Critics’ or Directors’ Poll just published by Sight & Sound. It came in at Number 72 in the top 100 of the Directors’ list. The controversial poet, novelist, and filmmaker’s transposition of the Marquis de Sade’s eighteenth-century opus of torture and degradation to Fascist Italy in 1944 remains one of the most passionately debated films of all time, a thought-provoking inquiry into the political, social, and sexual dynamics that define the world we live in.
SALO will be introduced by Professor Catharine Lumby, Chair of the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney. Her expertise includes matters relating to gender equality, cultural diversity, sexual violence prevention, young people and media, social media, and media content regulation.