Sunday, 7 April 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 110: Sat Apr 20

Arabian Nights (Pasolini, 1974): BFI Southbank, NFT1 8.30pm
This is screening as part of the Pier Paolo Pasolini season at BFI Southbank and is also on at the cinema on April 25th and 28th. More details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Pier Paolo Pasolini's penultimate film (1974), and the concluding chapter in his trilogy on antique eroticism. Though the relentless objectification of the frolicking bodies looks forward to the cool Sadean ferocity of Salo, the style is light, casual, frivolous—it doesn't have the intensity or obsessiveness of pornography, yet it doesn't seem to have any other point. A typical puzzlement from Pasolini, a major figure who never made a major film.
Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer

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