On the centenary of his birth, this publication honours Pasolini’s enduring influence by staging a dialogue between cinema today and Pasolini’s timeless films and words. The first book, Writing on Burning Paper, brings together a dizzying array of original written and visual tributes – film stills, photography, watercolours, sketches and charcoal drawings – by 20 of the most exciting filmmakers from across the contemporary landscape, incuding Mike Leigh, Catherine Breillat, Jia Zhangke, Ulrich Seidl, Luc Moullet, Angela Schanelec, Radu Jude, and more. The second book – which slots smartly into the inside cover of the first, larger book features Pasolini’s epic autobiographical poem “Poet of Ashes”, in a revised translation by esteemed poet Stephen Sartarelli, showcasing Pasolini’s deeply moving poetry while reflecting back powerfully on his staggering, scandal-filled life.