Love Meetings (Comizi d'amore)

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General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
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Film Info
Original Title:Comizi d'amore
Program:Italian Film Festival
Release Year:1964
Runtime:92 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Compass Film Srl And Cineteca Di Bologna
Director:Pier Paolo Pasolini
Producer:Alfredo Bini
Arco Film
Cinematographer:Mario Bernardo
Tonino Delli Colli
Screenwriter:Pier Paolo Pasolini
Editor:Nino Baragli
Principal Cast:Lello Bersani (narrative voice)
Ignazio Buttitta
Adele Cambria
Camilla Cederna
Graziella Chiarcossi
Peppino Di Capri
Oriana Fallaci
Alberto Moravia
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Giuseppe Ungaretti (themselves)



Streaming access is geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota and a MN billing address is required to purchase a ticket. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching.

LIVE ONLINE FILM DISCUSSION AND Q&A with Prof. Francesca Cadel on Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 PM CT.


On the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of film director, poet, writer and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), IFF is proud to screen Comizi d'amore (Love Meetings), his first feature-length documentary filmed in 1963 with Pasolini as the interviewer. As an attentive observer of the changes in the Italian society of his time, Pasolini traveled throughout Italy to interview people on the street, in factories, on the beaches, on a wide range of topics: marriage and the legalization of divorce, the importance of sex in everyday life, homosexuality, prostitution, machismo and gender roles.

Comizi d'amore offers a unique insight into the Italy of the 1960s.


Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922 –1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual, who also distinguished himself as an actor, journalist, novelist, playwright, and political figure. A controversial personality in Italy due to his straightforward style, Pasolini's legacy remains partly contentious. He voiced strong criticism of petty bourgeois values and the emerging "totalitarianism of consumerism" in Italy, juxtaposing socio-political polemics with a critical examination of taboo sexual matters. A prominent protagonist of the Roman cultural scene of the post-war period, he was an established major figure in European literature and cinematic arts. Pasolini's unsolved murder at Ostia in November 1975 during an altercation with a young male prostitute prompted an outcry in Italy, and its circumstances continue to be a matter of heated debate.

February 20th and March 6th: Virtual Talk Series on film director, poet, writer and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini on the occasion of his the 100th birth anniversary. Presented in English by Prof. Francesca Cadel.



This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Produttore di Elite

Produttore Esecutivo

Luigi Bernardi &


Assitente di produzione

Albert and Susan Colianni Family
Astrid Garino and Massimo Costalonga


Catherine Allan
Nancy Azzam
Bill and Sandra Gengler
Jeff Lotz
Andrea and Vittorio Raimondi

Aiuto Regista

Vito Bongiorno
Brian Balleria and Joan Bechtold
Ann Burns
Denise and Giacomo D'Aurora
Elizabeth Fletcher
Stefano Perugini
Joe Pingatore
Nassim and Federico Rossi
Penelope Scialla
David Yarusso

Individual Film Sponsor

Laura J Mauro and David R Brown