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Notes towards an African Orestes

Notes towards an African Orestes

Notes towards an African Orestes

1970 / 65min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: PIER PAOLO PASOLINI

WRITER - PIER PAOLO PASOLINI

Pasolini’s excitingly freeform documentary charts his ambitions to make a film of the Greek tragedy of Orestes in Tanzania and Uganda. In Euripedes’s classic cycle of plays, the director saw metaphorical parallels to African nations that were emerging into independence in the sixties. Restored by Cineteca di Bologna.