The Decameron

Film/Video
The Decameron

The Decameron

Image courtesy of Park Circus

The Decameron

(Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971)

Preceded by The Paper Flower Sequence (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968)

Retrospective: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Best known in the US as one of the great Italian postwar filmmakers, Pier Paolo Pasolini was also an influential, outspoken, and openly gay poet, novelist, critic, journalist, playwright, and painter. He held seemingly conflicting philosophies as both a Marxist and a Catholic, and was a staunch leftist who once spoke out against left-wing student protests in favor of the working-class police. His filmography represents perhaps the most subversive body of work ever put to film, still provoking outrage and charges of blasphemy in some quarters. However controversial, the themes he explores achieve a measure of timelessness and universality as many of his films are set in the distant past. Most importantly, his films often portray the lives of those existing on the fringes of society, in roles often played by nonprofessional actors. The Wex is thrilled to present this nearly complete retrospective with many titles screening in newly restored 35mm prints.

Tue, Jan 14, 2014 7 PM

Based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century novel, the sex-and-slapstick-filled comedy The Decameron is the first film in Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life—a trio of inventive and entertaining interpretations of medieval literature. (111 mins., 35mm) Preceded by The Paper Flower Sequence, the third episode in the anthology film Love and Anger, which also includes chapters by Jean-Luc Godard and Bernardo Bertolucci. (12 mins., HD CAM)

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