Pier Paolo Pasolini Biography (1922-)

Born March 5, 1922, in Bologna, Italy; murdered November 2, 1975, in Ostia, Italy; buried in Casarsa, Italy; son of Carlo Alberto (an army officer) and Susanna (Colussi) Pasolini. Politics: Marxism. Career: Poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, composer, director, and actor. Founder of the Academiuta di Lenga Furlana (Academy of Friulan Language), Casarsa, Italy, 1944; secretary of a Communist Party cell in Casarsa, Italy, beginning in 1947;teacher in Ciampino, Italy, beginning in 1950; columnist for Il Tempo;cofounder and editor of Officina, Bologna, Italy. Military service: Italian Army, 1943. Awards, Honors: Premio Le Quattro Arti, 1952, for the essay "Un poeta e dio"; Best Screenplay Award (with Massimo Franciosa and Pasquale Festa Campanile), Cannes International Film Festival, 1957, for Giovanni mariti; Special Jury Prize and another award, Venice International Film Festival, 1964, United Nations Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1968, Grand Prize, International Catholic FilmOffice, and two other awards from the Roman Catholic Church, all for Il vangelo secondo Matteo; Silver Berlin Bear, special jury prize, Berlin International Film Festival, 1970, for Il decameron; Golden Berlin Bear,Berlin International Film Festival, 1971, for I racconti di Canterbury; Grand Jury Prize, Cannes International Film Festival, 1974, for Il fioredelle mille e una notte; Karlovy Vary Festival Award, for Accattone; International Catholic Film Office Award, for Teorema(later revoked); Viareggio Prize, for Le ceneri di Gramsci; award for directing Edipo re. The Associazione Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Fondo Pasolini were founded in Pasolini's honor.

Poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, composer, director, actor
Birth Details
March 5, 1922
Bologna, Italy

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