Arabian Nights(Il fiore delle mille e una notte)

  • Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini

  • Italy/France, 1974, Italian, 130mins, DCP, Category III

  • Cast: Franco Merli, Franco Citti, Ines Pellegrini, Ninetto Davoli

Not the fairy-tale world of Scheherazade, Pasolini's inventive spin from The Thousandand One Nights focuses a handful of erotic tales which joyously transgress the repressive limits imposed by religious and bourgeois morality. Revolving around betrayal, loss and atonement, the story of a hapless master questing to reconnect with his stolen slave girl yields an engrossing array of profound and liberating moments, from the castration of a philanderer to the enlightenment of a prince. A magical finale to the Trilogy of Life, this romp in flights of fancy is an exuberant exploration of sexuality and a euphoric celebration of human passions.

Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Jury


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