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. Two vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1963 film, showing director Pier Paolo Pasolini on the set with actor Orson Welles. Both with provenance labels on the verso, and one with a printed mimeo snipe.

An anthology film with four segments, 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 segment, a scathing comic rebuke on social inequality and religious hypocrisy, follows a lavish film production depicting the crucifixion of Christ, in a poor region outside Rome, led by Orson Welles' bombastic, insufferable director.

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.

Criterion Collection 236. Rosenbaum 1000.


[Book #159789]