Cesare Pavese, een man alleen

Hans Keller, Hein Aalders Long documentary - 1999 - 63 min.

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The writings of the Italian author Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) are characterised by their very auto-biographical nature. Imagination and reality are closely linked in his books. With recurring themes such as the loss of youth or a loved one or the loneliness of an outsider, Pavese revealed that he had not mastered the craft of living. In 1950 he committed suicide. The documentary provides a picture of Pavese's life. Four quotes put into pictures illustrate several aspects that were of great influence on his life and work: his feeling of 'freedom' in the countryside as opposed to 'imprisonment' in his home town of Turin, where he also worked; his relationship with America; his forced working discipline versus indecision in love and political energy and finally Pavese's art of dying.

Credits

Producer(s) Ine Waltuch
Production Company VPRO TV
Director of Photography
Paul van den Bos
Bert van den Dungen
Marc Felperlaan
Editing
Martin de Vries
Sound on Set
Music
Production Country
Netherlands