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The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales

(Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1972)

Preceded by The Earth as Seen from the Moon (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966)

Tue, Jan 21, 2014 7 PM

In The Canterbury Tales, Pasolini adapts eight of the 24 stories from the famous Chaucer novel, enhancing much of the text’s bawdy humor. The second film in Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life. (123 mins., 35mm) Preceded by The Earth as Seen from the Moon, which stars Totò and Ninetto Davoli and is the third episode of the omnibus film The Witches, which also includes segments by Vittorio De Sica and Luchino Visconti. (30 mins., 35mm)