PIER PAOLO PASOLINIBologna owes much to Pier Paolo Pasolini. Here was born March 5, 1922, in Borgonuovo.
Here were the years of his education (he attended the Liceo Galvani) and University (Bachelor of Arts). In 1955 he founded and directed, together with Francesco Leonetti, Roberto Roversi, the journal workshop.
He moved to Rome in the fifties (where he began working as a screenwriter and made his directing debut in 1961 with Tramp) Pasolini back several times in his native city, and also to direct the final scene of Oedipus the King (1967), in Piazza Maggiore, and some scenes filmed at the Villa Aldini, his last film, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975). Do not forget the interview the team of Bologna the league for his Love Meetings (1964).
In Bologna, since 2003, there is extensive documentation on the work and the international intellectual figure of Pier Paolo Pasolini and precisely in the spaces of the Library “Renzo Renzi” Foundation Bologna Cinematheque, which houses more than 1200 volumes, in addition to a archive of photographs, audiovisuals, journals, catalogs, press cuttings, dissertations, audio recordings of conferences, debates, speeches and radio programs.
An impressive documentation collected and preserved thanks to the initiative of the actress Laura Betti (born near Bologna, Reno), formerly Founder of Pier Paolo Pasolini, whose direct emanation is precisely the Study Center – Archive Pier Paolo Pasolini Bologna. Following the death of Laura Betti (2004), by the will of his brother Sergio Trombley beside the Fund Pasolini there is also the “Donation Betti”, including photographs, text and personal items documenting the whimsical artistic itinerary of the great actress Bologna.