DIRECTOR: PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
CAST: JEAN-PIERRE LÉAUD, ANNE WIAZEMSKY
Reuniting the central couple from Godard’s La Chinoise, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Anne Wiazemsky, Pasolini puts them to work for his own, very different approach to a potent political cinema. His Porcile is a bifurcated movie, composed of two parallel plots: in one, Léaud is the scion to an industrial fortune built out of bad wartime business, disdaining his radicalized fiancée (Wiazemsky) to pursue a strange sexual obsession; in the other, which sets its scene in a distant primordial past, a savage man scours the barren surface of a battle-scarred landscape for survival—a premonition of still bleaker visions ahead for Pasolini.
Three screenings only