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PASOLINI 100 | The Biography of Contradiction

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini.  As part of the schedule of events to mark the occasion, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in collaboration with the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto and Villa Charities, presents a talk on the iconic film director with Rhodes Scholar and author, Barth David Schwartz.


The Biography of Contradiction

presentation by

Barth David Schwartz
Author | Rhodes Scholar

Tuesday, May 3 | 6:30PM

University of Toronto
Alumni Hall | Room AH400
121 St Joseph St | Toronto ON


Barth David Schwartz will speak of the murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini, moving through the key phases of his life with reference to his work.  Schwartz will also speak on the making of his biography, Pasolini Requiem.

WARNING: The presentation will include content of a graphic nature that some may find disturbing.


2022 05 03 schwartz barth the biography of contradictionBarth David Schwartz is a Rhodes Scholar who earned degrees from Harvard College and Yale Law School. His PASOLINI REQUIEM has been translated into Dutch, Swedish and Italian. A second edition of the work was published by the University of Chicago Press.





Presented in collaboration with

u of t department of italian studies white on black rectangle   villa char blk hor logo


  • Organizzato da: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto
  • In collaborazione con: Department of Italian Studies (University of Toronto)