Competition: Win tickets to the BFI’s Pasolini season *closed*

This March, the BFI Southbank, with Luce Cinecittà and Cineteca di Bologna, will launch the most comprehensive retrospective of films by Pier Paolo Pasolini ever mounted in the UK. This two-part season offers an unprecedented chance to revisit Pasolini’s seminal, daring and often controversial body of work. To celebrate this fantastic season, we’re giving our readers the chance to win one of THREE pairs of tickets to a screening of their choosing, as well as an exclusive poster, courtesy of the BFI. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Pasolini (1922-1975) was a director, novelist, poet, linguist, painter and journalist with an outspoken political agenda. Each of these aspects informed his filmmaking and the intellectual brawls that led him to frequent troubles with the courts. He was expelled from the Italian Communist Party as a young man and the clash between his non-aligned leftism and defiant homosexuality reverberates through many of his films.

The Italian’s interest in philosophy, psychoanalysis and anthropology led him to rethink some of the founding myths of European identity – both Christian and pagan – while his roots in the neo-realist movement displayed his delight in ignoring the ‘rules’ of conventional film grammar. Pasolini set himself a project to reinvent the language of cinema as a kind of poetry and used tableau compositions inspired by Renaissance painting, revealing a latent romanticism.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE pairs of tickets to a Pasolini screening of your choice, plus an exclusive season poster, just answer the following simple question:

Which of Pasolini’s films is rereleased in UK cinemas this Friday (1 March), courtesy of the BFI?

a) Porcile
b) Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

c) The Gospel According to St. Matthew

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Pasolini’), answer, preferred Pasolini screening and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

The BFI’s Pier Paolo Pasolini season runs from 1 March-9 May. For more info and to book tickets, visit

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 7 March, 2013.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Tickets take 24hrs to process – subject to availability.