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The Decameron

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini Run Time: 106 min. Format: 35mm Release Year: 1971 Language: Italian

Starring: Angela Luce, Franco Citti, Jovan Jovanović, Ninetto Davoli, Vincenzo Amato

Pasolini trips between various scenes of humour, sex and all of it in this adaptation of medieval times escaping the Black Plague. I found this quote, pretty eloquent: “Ribaldry! Rakes and libertines. Raised skirts and lowered lashes. A blush on every cheek.” Celebrate the sublime, embrace stupidity and give yourself to both spirit and body. Ten days, many lives – time isn’t a circle, it’s a rubber band.


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