“Along with The Decameron , The Canterbury Tales, and The Arabian Nights , Pasolini describes sexual desire as the most effective of disruptive movements. » The Inrockables
THE DECAMERON (1971 – Colors – 106 mn) The Decameron , written by Boccaccio between 1348 and 1358, contains a hundred stories told to each other in ten days by the lords of Florence who were kept away from the city because of the plague epidemic. Of all these stories, Pasolini will remember ten that he will link by bringing back here and there two or three characters, in particular that of Giotto (to whom he lends his features) who came to Naples to create a series of frescoes.
THE CANTERBURY TALES (1972 – Colors – 106 mn) In medieval England, a writer (Chaucer – played by Pasolini) witnesses the telling of a series of funny and erotic stories told, in an inn, by pilgrims who have come in droves to Canterbury Cathedral. He rejoices in what he sees and hears, takes notes and lets his imagination run wild.
THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS (1974 – Colors – 125 mn) In the well-known atmosphere of the nested tales of the Eastern tradition, this film recounts a series of amorous adventures that the characters experience between dream and reality. The framework of the fifteen stories that make up the film is woven by the adventures of the young Nur-Ed-Din who is looking for his companion Zumurrud from whom he finds himself cruelly separated.
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