September 28, 7:30pm | Adapting eight of Geoffrey Chaucer’s ribald tales of medieval times (and portraying Chaucer himself), Pasolini deftly gets to the social satire at the core of the text, and delivering what is arguably his most “light hearted work,” complete with an outrageously realized trip to Hell.
Pier Palo Pasolini - Poetry, Passion & Provocation: One hundred years after his birth and nearly fifty years after his death, the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini continue to shock and provoke audiences, a filmography defined by powerful imagery and thematic juxtapositions: the sacred and the profane, the pious and the perverse, the personal and the political. One of the most distinctive filmmakers of the 60s and 70s, and one of cinema’s most venerated auteurs, Pasolini challenged the boundaries of filmmaking, self expression, and censorship, leaving him with a legacy of distinctive and singular work. Content consideration: films in this series contain sexual themes and imagery. View full series here.
This series is made possible by, and presented with generous support from, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Chicago.
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