Two years ago, TIFF's senior programmer James Quandt mounted a complete retrospective of French master Robert Bresson, titling the series The Poetry of Precision
. Now comes a likewise complete retrospective of Bresson's contemporary, the equally masterful Italian director and theorist, Pier Paolo Pasolini - the Poet of Contamination
. If you've seen Pasolini's late work (his Trilogy of Life
), you'll have a sense of the sort of abject contaminants being referred to. But his work wasn't always basking in carnality and provocation.