Silvana Mangano dans une scène du film Le Décameron de Pier Paolo Pasolini

Le Décaméron

Pier Paolo Pasolini
1971 - Comedy - 110 min

International cinema

Le Décaméron

Trilogy of Life

Italia, France, Germany
Italian, German

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.

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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