Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Italian Novelist + Poet + Intellectual + Film Director + Journalist + Linguist + Philosopher
Born Mar 5, 1922

Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pier Paolo Pasolini.


1922 Birth His parents married in 1921, Pasolini was born in 1922 and named after his paternal uncle.
1923 1 Year Old His family moved to Conegliano in 1923 and, two years later, to Belluno, where another son, Guidalberto, was born.
1926 4 Years Old In 1926, Pasolini's father was arrested for gambling debts. … Read More
1931 9 Years Old Pasolini began writing poems at the age of seven, inspired by the natural beauty of Casarsa. One of his early influences was the work of Arthur Rimbaud. In 1931, his father was transferred to Idria in the Julian March (now Idrija in Slovenia); in 1933 they moved again to Cremona in Lombardy, and later to Scandiano and Reggio Emilia. … Read More


1939 17 Years Old In 1939 Pasolini graduated and entered the Literature College of the University of Bologna, discovering new themes such as philology and aesthetics of figurative arts. … Read More
1941 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1941, together with Francesco Leonetti, Roberto Roversi and others, he tried to publish a poetry magazine, but the attempt failed due to paper shortages. … Read More


1945 - 1946 2 More Events
1947 25 Years Old On 26 January 1947 Pasolini wrote a declaration for the front page of the newspaper Libertà: "In our opinion, we think that currently only Communism is able to provide a new culture." … Read More
1949 27 Years Old In May 1949, Pasolini attended the Peace Congress in Paris. … Read More
1950 28 Years Old Struggling in a difficult situation, in January 1950 Pasolini moved to Rome with his mother. … Read More


1954 32 Years Old In 1954, Pasolini, who now worked for the literary section of Italian state radio, left his teaching job and moved to the Monteverde quarter, publishing La meglio gioventù, his first important collection of dialect poems.
1955 33 Years Old His first novel, Ragazzi di vita (English: Hustlers), was published in 1955. … Read More
1957 35 Years Old In 1957, together with Sergio Citti, Pasolini collaborated on Federico Fellini's film Le notti di Cabiria, writing dialogue for the Roman dialect parts.
1960 38 Years Old In 1960 he made his debut as an actor in Il gobbo, and co-wrote Long Night in 1943.
1961 39 Years Old 1 More Event
His first film as director and screenwriter is Accattone of 1961, again set in Rome's marginal quarters. … Read More


1966 44 Years Old In 1966 he was a member of the jury at the 16th Berlin International Film Festival.
1967 45 Years Old In 1967, in Venice, he met and interviewed the American poet Ezra Pound. … Read More
1968 46 Years Old Regarding the Battle of Valle Giulia, which took place in Rome in March 1968, he said that he sympathized with the police, as they were "children of the poor", while the young militants were exponents of what he called "left-wing fascism". … Read More
1970 48 Years Old In 1970 Pasolini bought an old castle near Viterbo, several miles north of Rome, where he began to write his last novel, Petrolio, which was never finished.


1972 50 Years Old In 1972 he started to collaborate with the extreme-left association Lotta Continua, producing a documentary, 12 dicembre, concerning the Piazza Fontana bombing. … Read More
…  Testimony by Pasolini's friend Sergio Citti indicated that some of the rolls of film from Salò had been stolen, and that Pasolini had been going to meet with the thieves after a visit to Stockholm, 2 November 1975. … Read More
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