This has to be one of my favourite Pasolinis so far in our #PasolinjMonday series.
Terence Stamp plays the human incarnation of perfect beauty: calm, easy-going, silent, soulful, well-dressed, blue-eyed and statuesque. A template of how to depict strickingly desirable people!
Beyond absolute beauty, Teorema is about the difficulty to grief. When you've had the chance to come close to greatness and the incarnation of perfection, but then had to let it go, you become someone else. You cannot just forget because that person has completely changed you and your perspective on the world. Your desires have changed. Everything looks foreign.
The various characters, of various ages and classes, all struggle in different ways. No clear solution is offered, but…