Il fiore delle Mille e Una Notte
Interlocking tales of sexual desire, gender masquerade, vaulting ambition and cruel punishment.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
With Ninetto Davoli, Ines Pellegrina, Franco Citti, Franco Merli
Running time 130 min
The most beautiful panel of the ‘Trilogy of Life’ is also the most dreamlike. No author-figure this time, just a multiplicity of interlocking tales of sexual desire, gender masquerade, vaulting ambition and cruel punishment. In place of theology, there’s magic (including a homage to The Thief of Bagdad) – plus a range of exquisite settings from the Middle East across to Nepal and a fantastically lovely cast.
The screening on Tuesday 23 April will be introduced by Ninetto Davoli.