IN A FUTURE APRIL

Category |Arts & Culture, Cinema
Year | 2019
Country | Italy
Running time | 75’&52’
Format | 4K
Production | Altreforme
Director | Francesco Costabile, Federico Savonitto


“In a Future April” is a documentary about poet and director Pier Paolo Pasolini and about a little known period in his life. In fact, during most of the 1940s, the young Pasolini lived in Casarsa, a small town in northeastern Italy, Friuli, the birthplace of his mother.

This documentary is focused on those years in which Pasolini discovers the Friulian landscape, language and traditions of the rural world and experiences his first romances with young peasant boys. This contact with local people prompted his political activism with the Italian Communist Party and led to his teaching experience. The story of those years is told by Nico Naldini, Pasolini’s cousin. Nico is seven years younger than Pier Paolo, wrote the most famous Pasolini biography, lived in Casarsa during this period in close contact with his cousin and some years later followed him to Rome, working on some of Pasolini’s films.

The life of Pier Paolo runs in Nico’s voice, unveiling two unavoidably linked paths. He still remembers their adventures, shared along the wild banks of the Tagliamento River, swimming in springs and attending fairs on Sundays. Both were, at the time, discovering an unknown world, whose aesthetic and erotic violence they experienced in its cruel reality. This universe would become the basis for the novels “Il sogno di una cosa”, “Atti impuri” and “Amado Mio” and would form the visual references of films such as “Teorema” and “Medea”.

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