Bologna owes Pier Paolo Pasolini a lot. Poet, narrator, essayist, film maker and playwright, he was one of the most acute and profound observer of our time.
In 1922 Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in Bologna, in this street, he was an Italian film director and intellectual, a symbol of the rediscovery and development of the identity of the Italian homosexual community.
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Cineteca di Bologna is located in the ex-Manifattura Tabacchi. Most of the activities offered by the Cineteca take place in Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini, the area where the municipal slaughterhouse used to be, thus creating a kind of audiovisual “cittadella” (a little city).
A plaque at the corner between via Cartoleria and via S. Stefano commemorates the birth of Gino Cervi on 3rd May 1901.
Edipo Re by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1967)An epilogue scene is set under the portico of the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi (strada Maggiore, 43), along which the present-day blind Oedipus wanders together with his faithful beggar Anghelos (Ninetto Davoli).
The film which launches Bologna as an architectural set at a national level is Hanno rubato un tram (They stole a tram) (1954). The comedy, directed by and starring in the lead role Aldo Fabrizi, is shot in a black and white tonality which enhances the monumental scenery of the town.