Pier Paolo Pasolini’s
THE CANTERBURY TALES
Friday, May 3
(1971) Pasolini, as a Chaucer stand-in, accompanies a group of Canterbury-bound pilgrims who speed their journey by telling each other earthy tales – a rich old man (Tom Jones’ Hugh Griffin) is deceived by his much-younger wife (Josephine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie); a pitiless seller of indulgences meets his match in a diabolic stranger; two students take revenge on a swindler by seducing his wife and daughter; a lusty widow decides to take a new husband – all climaxing in a Bosch-like vision of the afterworld. Winner, Golden Bear (Best Film), Berlin Film Festival. 35mm. Approx. 111 min.
Part of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life.