RO.GO.PA.G.(Let’s Wash Our Brains):
RO.sselliniGO.dardPA.soliniG.regoretti. Four short films, written and directed by four of the greatest directors of their (or any) generation. The programme, entitled Laviamoci il cervello (Let’s Wash Our Brains) presents a shared dissatisfaction with modernity on the part of the directors and, more specifically, a concern about the impact of various social factors and trends – which they perceived as disturbing or dangerous – on the modern mind and character.
It is worth noting that the film caused a scandal on its released (though not in Britain, as it was not distributed here), for its portrayal of Christ crucified (and the Virgin Mary strip-tease) in the Pasolini segment, La Ricotta. La Ricotta portrays a destitute man who has been enlisted to play Christ by a Marxist film director (played by Orson Welles). The actor, poor and hungry, gives…
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