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La Ricotta, Oedipus Rex

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La ricotta
La ricotta
Image courtesy of Luce Cinecittà
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Image courtesy of Compass Film
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Image courtesy of Compass Film
La ricotta
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex

La ricotta
Oedipus Rex

(Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962–63, 1967)

Thu, Feb 6, 2014 7 PM

The third (and considered by most to be the best) installment of the omnibus film RoGoPaG, La ricotta stars Orson Welles as a Pasolini-like director working on a production of the Passion of Christ. (35 mins., 35mm) Adapted from the Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex follows a baby in prewar Italy who has been abandoned in the desert by his father. The location then changes to the ancient world where the baby, Edipo, matures and learns of the prophecy that says he will kill his father and marry his mother. (110 mins., 35mm)