Comizi d'amore (Love Meetings) (1965)
Director Pier Paolo Pasolini interviews a variety of Italians and asks them questions about love, marriage, infidelity, prostitution and homosexuality. Psychologist Cesare Musatti and writer Alberto Moravia offer their thoughts on the subject in this Italian documentary with English subtitles.
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Pasolini highlights societies divide in post war Italy by asking members of the public about sex. In many ways it is ahead of its time and at certain times Pasolini is positively brave. Unfortunately most of the time the questions are unfairly structured, Pasolini puts words into peoples mouths to achieve the results he wants, possibly sub-consciously but it still undermines the whole experiment in my opinion. That said, Its still a fairly fascinating exercise and well worth a watch.More
I couldn't think of a better pre-Valentine day film to watch than Pier Paolo's venture into cineme verite. Italy, North and South, bourgeousie and worker, young and old, PP hears the voice of Italy in its confused, archaic, outmoded, sexist, unquestioned beliefs about sexuality. Discussion with the reigning intellegentsia are tellingly juxtaposed. Do these interviews represent the true Italy? PP asks Moravia. Yes and no, is the response. There is still a part of the Italian consciousness that does not speak of sexuality, yet what was revealed in the interviews was uninformed and beheld sexuality as almost sacrosanct. Concluding with the images of a marriage and its blessing is a hopeful promise for a more conscious future. This exploration remains relevant and undated.More
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