APPUNTI PER UN’ORESTIADE AFRICANA – NOTIZEN ZU EINER AFRIKANISCHEN ORESTIE

Between December 1968 and the beginning of 1970, the poet and film maker Pasolini shoots the locations of a modern version of the tragedy of Aeschylus. The story is to be set not in Greece, but in Africa; Africa the ever tribal, imbued with the sacred, where modernity is making a timid debut. Questioning both political progress and the dangers of denaturing, Pasolini travels through Uganda and Tanzania on the lookout for settings and characters. He himself comments on his images. The ‘Appunti’ are meant as the pilot study notes for a film that was never actually made.

Italy 1970
Regie: Pier Paolo Pasolini
73 min, 35mm, s/w, OmeU
restaurated 2005 by Cinemateca di Bologna

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