Pier Paolo Pasolini (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; March 5, 1922-Ostia, Lazio; November 2, 1975) was an Italian writer, poet and film director, one of the most recognized artists of his generation, as well as one of the most revered filmmakers in his country's filmography. He also distinguished himself as an actor, journalist, philosopher, novelist, playwright, painter, and political figure. Even today he is considered a controversial character in Italy, due to his forceful style and the sexual themes of some of his works, considered as taboo, but which established him as a prominent figure in European literature and film arts. His murder caused a great commotion in Italy and the rest of the world. The authorship and the circumstances were never clarified, and at the time they were the subject of heated debates, which persist today.
He was the protagonist of the Pasolini-Roma (2013) exhibition at the CCCB.