Pasolini Revisited

Cinema della Follia

In dialogue with Ascanio Celestini

Saturday, Oct. 08, Postmodernissimo Cinema, Via del Carmine 4, 6 p.m.

Starting from the theatrical monologue “Museo Pasolini,” the meeting with Ascanio Celestini will be an opportunity to retrace and analyze his career as an author/actor/director of cinema and theater and to deepen his relationship with the Friulian poet, writer and director Pier Paolo Pasolini in the year of the centenary of his birth. The Pasolini Museum which will be, indeed, ‘revisited’ aims to confront the intellectual figure of Pasolini and the current echo of his thought, the scope of his work in the present time. At the center is the creation of a ‘museum of junctions of existence’ dedicated to him that lives through the voices of imaginary characters – a historian, a psychoanalyst, a writer, a reader, a criminologist and a witness – to whom Celestini, as is his habit, lends voice, body and soul.

Ascanio Celestini

Ascanio Celestini (1972) is an Italian theater actor, director, filmmaker, writer and playwright. Born and raised in Rome, Ascanio Celestini spent his youth in the suburb of Casal Morena. After his university studies in literature with an anthropological focus, he approaches the theater he approached theater beginning in the late 1990s, collaborating as an actor in a number of shows by the Teatro Agricolo O del Montevaso, including Dante’s Giullarata (1996-1998), a reinterpretation of the Dante’s Inferno in the manner of the comedians of the art. Ascanio Celestini explicitly declares himself an atheist and promotes atheism as a philosophical position about religion.