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Come On Pilgrim
Two tales of pilgrimages—one a gentle bucolic lullaby, the other a delirious fusion of religious imagery and surreal eroticism—find transcendence in the modern world. Set amid the tumult of World War II, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A CANTERBURY TALE unfolds as an eccentrically plotted update on the Chaucer poem, gathering a majestic lyrical power as it winds its way toward the fabled city. Then, Portuguese auteur João Pedro Rodrigues takes us on a mesmerizing metaphysical odyssey through sexual and spiritual realms in THE ORNITHOLOGIST, an audacious vision of enlightenment and transfiguration from one of contemporary cinema’s most daring, iconoclastic voices.