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The Hawks and the Sparrows


The Hawks and the Sparrows
(Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966)
Photo courtesy The Museum of Modern Art
The Hawks and the Sparrows
Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966
Sat, Jan 26, 2002 7 PM

Ennio Morricone provides the distinctive score for The Hawks and the Sparrows, one of Pier Paolo Pasolini's most charming and unusual films.

The Keatonesque comedian Toto plays a picaresque Everyman who wanders around the outskirts of Rome with his son and a talking crow. They examine religion, progress, and the texture of everyday life among the have-nots of Italian society--the "sparrows" preyed upon by the ever-circling "hawks." (91 mins.)


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