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  • A women wearing a nightgown lays on a bed between two shirtless men—one looks angry at the other, who is laughing.
  • A smiling woman wears a garland made of green leaves.

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s

2:40   9:30

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.


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