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With English subtitles Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy, 1962 1hr 50mins With Anna Magnani, Franco Citti, Ettore Garofolo A prostitute seeks a better life in the suburbs. However, her former pimp threatens to tell her son of his mother’s profession unless she goes back ‘on the game’. Pasolini invests his ordinary, workworn characters with an almost religious grace. "A work of shattering beauty." Time Out Cinematic Rome 17-18 September: the conference explores the image of the city as mise-en-scene and myth in film, both Italian and international. Contact Liz Jennings in the Department of Art History for further information and booking details, or visit Institute for Research in Visual Culture