“It is only loving, only knowing that matters…”€ 7.00
An evening of readings dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini, interpreted through the extraordinary voice of Fabrizio Gifuni, who has studied his work for many years, embroiled in an intimate encounter with the director’s writings. Gifuni’s choice of texts from Pasolini’s prolific output includes extracts from the Lutheran Letters and Scritti Corsari, which outline the great intellectual’s reflections on the “anthropological mutation” and “cultural uniformity” of the Italians, with which he had the courage to break ranks, creating scandal. Alongside Pasolini the intellectual-sociologist, Gifuni presents some of his most evocative poems that highlight how his life, work and even his death are now fused in a single poetic body where it is impossible to separate one aspect from another. Pasolini was struck by daily reality, it sparked his imagination and creativity into action, the daily life that unfolds in front of our very eyes and which appears on the unforgettable pages he bequeathed us.
Fabrizio Gifuni is one of Italy’s most established film and theatre actors. Creator and performer of numerous works for the theatre, including the award-winning project Gadda e Pasolini: antibiografia di una nazione, directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci (Ubu prizes in 2010 for Best Show and Best Actor). He recently played the lead in the Lehman Trilogy, the latest masterpiece by Luca Ronconi at the Piccolo Theatre in Milan and Freud o l’interpretazione dei sogni, directed by Federico Tiezzi. His screen work (film and television) counts almost 40 titles and he has collaborated with Gianni Amelio, Marco Tullio Giordana, Liliana Cavani, Edoardo Winspeare, Paolo Virzì and Marco Bellocchio among others. His most significant awards include: the EFP Shooting Star at the Berlin Film Festival; a Golden Globe from the foreign press in Italy (2002); Silver Ribbons (2003, 2014); the Gianmaria Volonté Prize (2012); a David di Donatello, the Vittorio Gassman Prize and the Napoli Prize for Italian culture and language (2014).