Une scène du film Les contes de Canterbury de Pier Paolo Pasolini

Les Contes de Canterbury

Pier Paolo Pasolini
1972 - Comedy - 111 min

International cinema

Les Contes de Canterbury

Trilogy of Life

Italy, France
English, Italian, Latin, Scottish Gaelic

Eight of Geoffrey Chaucer’s lusty tales come to life on-screen in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s gutsy and delirious The Canterbury Tales, which was shot in England and offers a remarkably earthy re-creation of the medieval era. From the story of a nobleman struck blind after marrying a much younger and promiscuous bride to a climactic trip to a hell populated by friars and demons (surely one of the most outrageously conceived and realized sequences ever committed to film), this is an endlessly imaginative work of merry blasphemy, framed by Pasolini’s portrayal of Chaucer himself. (Criterion)


Berlin 1972 — Golden Bear


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

Cinéma Public,
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