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The Passion of Reality: Documentary Film Retrospective of Pier Paolo Pasolini – PAID EVENT

Date: 1 – 4 December

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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“The cinema is an explosion of my love for reality.” – Pier Paolo Pasolini


To celebrate the centenary of his birth, the Hong Kong Arts Centre is proud to present the most comprehensive retrospective of documentaries by the late Pier Paolo Pasolini.


One of the most prolific intellectuals of his time, Pasolini was more than just a filmmaker; he was also a writer, a journalist, a visual artist, an actor and an activist whose persona was just as loud as his films. As much as his fictional films conveyed and reflected his internal dichotomies – namely a Marxist who also often looked to religion for inspiration – his documentaries offer much-needed insight into the mind of the man who created some of the most controversial films ever made. More importantly, they serve as companion pieces to Pasolini’s fictional films, reinterpreting his creative concerns in real world terms.


While Love Meeting reflected his passion for all things regarding sex, 12 December – produced for left-wing militant group Lotta Continua – and his half of The Anger saw Pasolini put his passion as a political activist front and centre. Location Hunting in Palestine offers a rare look at Pasolini in his element, searching for shooting locations in Palestine while his narration offers musings on the teachings of Christ and his thoughts on the land he is visiting. The programme even includes four short documentaries that were inspired by Pasolini’s writings, showing Pasolini’s widespread influence on his fellow artists.


Ticket Prices

Screenings $80 / $64*

All Access Pass (one ticket each for all 6 programmes) – 30% off – $366 (service charge included)

*20% discount for tickets for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.

*20% discount to HKAC members and CineClub subscribers. Ticket holders must present a valid membership card upon admission.

*20% discount for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

*Only one discount offer could be applied to each ticket purchase.

For more information, please refer to the HKAC website

  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Hong Kong
  • In collaboration with: Hong Kong Arts Centre