The film, which stars Willem Dafoe, will have its theatrical premiere in New York at The Metrograph on May 10. Leading up to the theatrical bow, it will screen May 3 as part of a month-long Ferrara retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.
In Pasolini, Dafoe plays Italian writer and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini. The film chronicles his final hours after completing his controversial classic, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, leading up to his brutal murder on the beach in Ostia in 1975.
Facing resistance from the public, politicians and press, Pasolini visits with friends and family, including actress Laura Betti (played by Maria de Madeiros). He persists in working on an ambitious new novel and screenplay