Hawks and Sparrows (Pasolini, 1966): BFI Southbank, NFT1 8.40pm
This film is screening as part of the Pier Paolo Pasolini season at the BFI.
Chicago Reader review:
'Pier Paolo Pasolini was a major theorist as well as a leader in the
Italian avant-garde. This film, made in 1965 immediately after his
famous (and notorious) The Gospel According to Saint Matthew,
reveals the structuralist's fascination with the transplantation of
myth, as Pasolini relates the tale of everyman, using Toto (Italy's most
famous comic actor) as the father and Ninetto Davoli as his
empty-headed son. There's also a talking crow that says things like “The
age of Brecht and Rossellini is finished.”'
Here are the amazing opening titles.