Taken from a newsletter from FID, the International Film Festival in Marseille (July 3-8), where a passionate director Jean-Pierre Rehm writes:
Concerning our upcoming 24th edition… a retrospective will be devoted to Pier Paolo Pasolini. A Mediterranean figure, certainly, since such is the orientation of Marseille, but also a personality of mythical importance. Poet, writer, playwright, critic, polemicist, screenwriter, actor, painter, filmmaker: some go so far as to call him a contemporary saint. The wager of this undertaking devoted to Pasolini remains largely before us. That is why, citing his own words, we have baptized this homage, “P.P.P., the scandalous force of the past.” Implemented in conjunction with three local organizations, Alphabetville, the CIPM and INA Région, the programming of his films, amplified by an exhibition, readings, round-tables, etc., will take place a month-and-a-half before the festival. A way of multiplying the possibilities to better embrace, in its integrality, his untimely oeuvre that is generous as well as dazzling.