Come On Pilgrim

Come On Pilgrim

2 Episodes

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.

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Come On Pilgrim
  • A Canterbury Tale

    Episode 1

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger • 1944 • United Kingdom
    Starring Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s beloved classic A CANTERBURY TALE is a profoundly personal journey to Powell’s bucolic birthplace of Kent, England. Set amid the tumul...

  • The Ornithologist

    Episode 2

    Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues • 2016 • Portugal
    Starring Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues

    The latest from boundary-pushing director João Pedro Rodrigues is a mesmerizing metaphysical odyssey through both sexual and spiritual realms. Fernando (Paul Hamy), a solitary ornithologist, ...