Pasolini's Teorema – The gift of the…

Pasolini's Teorema – The gift of the desert

Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

In collaboration with EYE Filmmuseum, de Appel arts centre presents the film Teorema by Pier Paolo Pasolini on Tuesday January 13 at 7:15 pm in EYE. The film will be introduced by Mark Kremer, guest curator of the exhibition When elephants come marching in, on show at de Appel arts centre till January 11th 2015.

Pasolini's film Teorema [Theorem] from 1968 is a (pre)modern fable about erotic/sexual liberation that simultaneously asks what such a liberation actually entails. An emancipatory impulse, freeing art and the body from constricting ancient ties, and the desire to arrive at a reassessment of values: that is what progressive, artistic and political expressions had in common in the 1960s.

One day, an unknown man (Terence Stamp) enters the life of a bourgeois family. He fully gives himself, forging bonds with family members: the husband, wife, son, the daughter. Then he departs, leaving all the others with a great loss. After ecstasy comes ascesis; one of the family's members even ends up in the desert.

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