Mere days before its premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival, we are offered a glimpse at Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini with its first trailer. As its title suggests, the film is focused on director Pier Paolo Pasolini who was mysteriously murdered following the completion of Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. Ferrara’s film does not look to examine the director’s entire life, choosing rather to look at the final days of the Italian filmmaker and the ensuing confusion surrounding his death. The film stars Willem Dafoe in the title role, as well as Maria de Medeiros and Riccardo Scamarcio. Pasolini will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 4th, before playing Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th, and New York Film Festival on October 2nd.
UPDATE: New full length trailer below: