Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And Pasolini Profane

"His films are often allegorical, paradoxical and at times considered blasphemous in their attempts to reconcile conflicting passions, such as his belief in both Catholicism and Marxism..."

Welcome to a new year of diverse delights from the Melbourne Cinematheque. This curatorial mix of auteur and period driven cinema aims to reignite the passionate and educate the eager. After opening strong with master King Hu's near perfect A Touch Of Zen, the program's first season proper is all about post-war Italian cinema, with an in-depth exploration of iconoclast Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Highlights include his 'trilogy of life' and the once banned Salò which is widely regarded as one of the most notorious films in cinema history. Click through below for highlights of the program which runs from February 19 to March 6.

Check out the Melbourne Cinematheque site to book your tickets (buy a pass) and support this staple of cinephilia.