Barcelona Cultura

Who is me. Pasolini (Poeta de las cenizas)

Àlex Rigola / Heartbreak Hotel

Shortly after he was murdered in 1975, among Pier Paolo Pasolini’s papers an unfinished poem appeared entitled Poeta delle ceneri (Poet of the Ashes), which constitutes an impressive posthumous testimony. With this production, Àlex Rigola aims to bring us closer to this text and its author, presenting them on stage inside one of those boxes designed to protect very valuable works of art. From here, it will tell us about the ethical and aesthetic ideas of the author of Teorema, about politics, love, literature and of course film. All this is based on a brutal, no-holds-barred text, a confession designed to be a reply to an imaginary interviewer from the USA, in which the artist addresses the American public, who are not very familiar with his work. This is why it looks back at moments in his past that were fundamental in his creations: his mother, his brother’s murder at the hands of communist militants, his relationship with a father who sympathized with fascism. Just about to turn 45, this Pasolini who has come out of a box settles old scores with himself in front of the audience’s eyes. It is an intimate proposal, for about 30 spectators, with a solo performance by the Argentine actor Gonzalo Cunill.

Àlex Rigola, one of the Catalan directors best known internationally, directs a studio theatre production with an austere stage setting. Rigola’s work includes such well-known productions as 2666, an adaptation for the stage of Roberto Bolaño’s novel, and more recently El Público by Federico García Lorca and the stage adaptation of Joan Sales’s novel Incerta glòria.

A close, intimate production that recreates on stage an imagined interview with a film critic, showing us some aspects of the personality of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

A production by the 2017 Barcelona Grec Festival, Heartbreak Hotel, Titus Andrònic S.L, Temporada Alta and Trànsit Projectes.

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Pier Paolo Pasolini
Translated by
Fernando González García
Directed and adapted by
Àlex Rigola
Written for the stage by
Carlota Subirós
Performed by
Gonzalo Cunill
Set design
Max Glaenzel
Silvia Delagneau
Assistant director
Alba Pujol
Jordi Puig "Kai"
Artrepublic (Elise Garriga and Iva Horvat)
Plaça de Margarida Xirgu, 1, 08004 Barcelona, Espanya

L1 (Espanya), L3 (Espanya; Poble Sec)




França Xica, 42; pg. Exposició, 30


55, 121, N0, N6


Accessible venue for people with reduced mobility. Accessible toilets. Reserved parking.


This activity is part of the Grec_Explorers
Start date
End date
Mercat de les Flors - Sala Ovidi Montllor
7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.
Running time
60 min
Show in Spanish
22 €

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