Competition: Win tickets for ‘Theorem’ at the BFI *closed*

On Friday 12 April, the BFI will rerelease Pier Paolo Pasolini’s seminal drama Theorem (1968) to coincide with a retrospective of the director’s films at the BFI Southbank (until 30 April) and in anticipation of a season devoted to British star Terence Stamp (1-27 May), before playing further at venues nationwide. To celebrate this reappraisal of one of the controversial Italian director’s finest hours, we have kindly been provided with THREE pairs of tickets to see the film at a screening of choice, courtesy of the British Film Institute. 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.

In Theorem, a handsome, enigmatic stranger (Stamp) arrives at a bourgeois household in Milan and successively seduces the son, the mother, the daughter and the father, not forgetting the maid. Their responses to his sudden, mysterious departure, which leaves an unendurable void in their lives, are radical and extreme: the father (Massimo Girotti) hands over his factory to the workers, the son (Andrés José Cruz Soublette) abandons his vocation as a painter, the mother (Silvana Mangano) abandons herself to random sexual encounters, and the daughter sinks into catatonia. The maid (Laura Betti), however, becomes a saint.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE pairs of tickets to see Theorem at the BFI Southbank, just answer the following simple question:

Which of the films below is Pasolini’s directorial debut?

a) Accattone
b) Oedipus Rex

c) Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Theorem’), answer, preferred 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.

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Theorem is rereleased in selected UK cinemas from 12 April, courtesy of the BFI.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 11 April, 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.
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• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.