This site uses cookies to provide a better experience. Continuing navigation accept the use of cookies by us OK

8th BAFF | “PASOLINI 100” IN BEIRUT | FILM "ACCATTONE"

Date:

11/15/2022


8th BAFF | “PASOLINI 100” IN BEIRUT | FILM

Screening of the film "Accattone" by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1961 - 120’- VO / subtitled in English).

Introduction to the film by Hady Zaccak, "Pasolini and neorealism" (duration 20 minutes, in French).

The film will be followed by a 60-minute conference entitled "Aesthetic observations on Pasolini's "Accattone" and poetic cinema", by Dr. Giona Tuccini (in English with Arabic subtitles).

Vittorio, “Accattone” (beggar in Italian), is a pimp from the suburbs. He lives in Pigneto, a disreputable and miserable suburb of Rome, thanks to the income of Maddalena, who prostitutes herself and whom he exploits by collecting her profits. Both have been staying with Nannina since Ciccio, her husband and former pimp of Maddalena, was imprisoned after being denounced.

Vittorio lives pleasantly from this little arrangement and seems to enjoy this life until everything changes when Maddalena, his main source of income, is also imprisoned. Despising work, Vittorio attempts to return to his wife, Ascenza, who is raising their son alone, but she rejects him and refuses to help him. It is then that he meets Stella, a young naïve girl: does this meeting marks a new beginning or the beginning of a new life?

The first film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Accattone has become a true classic of 1960s Italian cinema with a new aesthetic. A striking first work, embodying the success of the filmography to come.

 

For more info, click HERE.

Tuesday, November 15th - 18:20
Samir J. Abillama Amphitheater
ALBA – Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts

Many thanks to the KARAM Winery for the wines

Information

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Time: From 6:20 pm To 8:20 pm

Organized by : BAFF-Beirut Art Film Festival

In collaboration with : IIC Beirut

Entrance : With fee


Location:

ALBA-Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut

714