Pier Paolo Pasolini weaves a handful of Giovanni Boccaccio’s fourteenth-century moral tales into this picturesque melee. A young merchant helps thieves plunder a cardinal’s tomb, a woodcutter tries to get hired as a gardener in a community of nuns, an unfaithful wife tries to hide her lover’s presence from her husband, a libertine abuses an innocent monk…. One of Pasolini’s most popular films, The Decameron, transposed from Boccaccio’s Florence to Naples, is a scathing critique of the pietisms surrounding religion and sex.
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal and with the support of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
- Thursday, Jun 15
20:30 - FST
EST - English subtitles