“The mark which has dominated all my work is the longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which doesn’t lessen, but augments this love of life.” – Pier Paolo Pasolini

This nonfiction profile of Pier Paolo Pasolini provides a multifaceted account of the Italian filmmaker/poet with a whole swath of content such as footage of the man himself, film frames and behind the scenes photos from his movies, and interviews with supporters/admirers as well as non-fans/dissenters.

Topics explored include Pasolini’s personality and reputation as an intellectual, how his political stances and religious beliefs (or lack thereof) contributed to his cinema, his 1967 Greek tragedy adaptation Oedipus Rex and his 1964 Christ-story retelling The Gospel According To St. Matthew.