Ro.Go.Pa.G.: La Ricotta [RoGoPaG]

Pier Paolo Pasolini (director, screenwriter)
Orson Welles, Mario Cipriani, Laura Betti (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1963. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Orson Welles from the 1963 film. Italian "ROGOPAG / LA RIOTTA" stamp on verso.

An anthology film of four short films, titled after the names of the four directors: "Illibatezza," directed by Roberto Rossellini, "Il Nuovo Mondo," directed by Jean-Luc Godard, "La Ricotta," directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, and "Il Pollo Ruspante," directed by Ugo Gregoretti,

Pasolini's scathing comic rebuke on social inequality and religious hypocrisy, wherein a lavish film production of the crucifixion of Christ, in a poor region outside Rome, finds the extra playing the "good thief," Stracci (Mario Cipriani), quite literally starving during the production, trying everything to get some food, all while being berated by the bombastic, insufferable director (Orson Welles).

The film resulted in Pasolini being convicted of blasphemy, and the film being banned in Italy. Pasolini was sentenced to a four month prison term, which he avoided by paying a fine.

9.5 x 7 inches. Near Fine.

Rosenbaum 1000. Criterion Collection 236.

[Book #149379]