The Hawks and the Sparrows

Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2013

(Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1966, Digital, 89 min)

The Hawks and the Sparrows stars the beloved, stone-faced clown Totò as an Italian everyman, and Ninetto Davoli as his good-natured but empty-headed son. Roaming the countryside, they meet a speaking crow, who tells them the story of two monks, also played by Totò and Ninetto, who preach the commandment of love to the birds. The Hawks and the Sparrows is Pasolini's fable and comedy, and his favorite film; it features a score by Ennio Morricone and several scenes whose composition echoes well-known Italian paintings. The film was nominated for the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966.

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