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The Decameron

  • Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9BZ United Kingdom (map)

With live performance by Simone Caffari

Filmhouse | Presented by the Folk Film Gathering

Paolo Pasolini | 72 min | 1971 | Italy

The first in Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life, Pasolini’s Decameron weaves together a handful of tales by Giovanni Boccaccio into a dizzying, rhapsodic and bawdy celebration of humanity in all its contradiction and complexity. At turns erotic and playfully irreverent, Decameron tells the story of thieves, nuns, dimwitted husbands, murderers, martyrs and saints with verve, humour and Pasolini’s incomparable sense of cinematic poetry.

The film will be introduced with live music from Simone Caffari and followed by a discussion led by Edinburgh University’s Pasquale Iannone.

Show starts: 8:15pm

Tickets: £11/£9
Buy 3 Folk Film Gathering tickets or more and get 15% off, 6 or more and get 25% off, 9 or more and get 35% off

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