V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Uccellacci e uccellini

V' 15

Uccellacci e uccellini

Pier Paolo Pasolini
I, 1966
89min, OmeU

Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Uccellacci e uccellini

Pier Paolo Pasolini
I, 1966
, 89min, OmeU

Actors: 
Totò
Ninetto Davoli
Femi Benussi
Rossana di Rocco
Lena Lin Solaro
Rosina Moroni
Renato Capogna
Pietro Davoli
Riccardo Redi
Screenplay: 
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Sound: 
Pietro Ortolani
Camera: 
Tonino Delli Colli
Mario Bernardo
Editor: 
Nino Baragli
Composer: 
Ennio Morricone
Decoration: 
Luigi Scaccianoce

Production: 
Produktion Arco Film
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

An old man (played by the famous clown Totò) walks along the road of life with his son. They are joined by a philosopher crow that asks them embarrassing questions about life, philosophy, men and crows. The crow seems to be a Marxist, but that is only if the men are Christians. And the men don’t seem quite sure about that. While the crow is talking, Totò and his son suddenly find themselves transported back 750 years to the time of St. Francis. The saint instructs them to learn the language of the birds and convert the hawks and the sparrows to God’s love. Pier Paolo Pasolini’s UCCELLACCI E UCCELLINI is a whimsical fantasy about Christianity and Marxism; the question is left open as to whether Pasolini believes in either, or neither. Not that it matters much, Pasolini seems to say. Hawks still eat sparrows, not matter what a hawk is, or a sparrow. (Roger Ebert)

Supporting film: DE VOGELTJESVANGER (DER VÖGLEINFÄNGER)

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