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Hawks and Sparrows / Pigsty

Hawks and Sparrows / Pigsty

Pier Paolo Pasolini ,

Film Summary

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Runtime:

88 / 98

Aspect Ratio:

1.85:1

Colour:

Colour

Certificate:

15

Subtitles:

English (optional)

Genre:

World Cinema

From its sung opening credits, Hawks and Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini) is a wonderfully free-form picaresque fable that lampoons politics, religion and the state of modern Italy, as the beloved comic actor Totò, Pasolini regular Ninetto Davoli and a talking crow wander the landscape through a gauntlet of unexpected encounters.

Pigsty (Porcile) is one of his most controversial works, interspersing the mute wanderings of cannibalistic savages against a barren, volcanic earth with the tale of Julian (played by Nouvelle Vague icon Jean-Pierre Léaud), his radically politicised fiancée Ida (Anne Wiazemsky, Au Hasard Balthazar), and the financial machinations of his father Herr Klotz in contemporary industrialised Germany.

Both films demonstrate a restless, pioneering artist’s exploration of the natural world contrasted with the societal structures that govern human life. Visually inspired and playing by no-one’s rules other than his own, these two brilliant works by Pasolini are presented on Blu-ray for the first time in a new limited edition.

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EKA70209
1 Disc

  • Limited edition
  • High-definition transfers of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical trailers for both films
  • LIMITED EDITION BOOKLET contains:
  • - Essays on both films by Pasquale Iannone
  • - A 1969 interview by Oswald Stack with the director about Hawks and Sparrows
  • - An English translation by Iannone of a 1974 interview with Pasolini discussing the actor Totó
  • - A 1969 note on Pigsty by Pasolini circulated at the Venice première
  • - An extract from a 1969 interview by Gian Piero Brunetta with Pasolini
  • - Rare archival imagery

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