The Hawks and the Sparrows

The Hawks and the Sparrows

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1966 • Italy
Starring Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi

Pier Paolo Pasolini deconstructs his twin interests—Catholicism and Marxism—in this subversive, fable-like comedy. Italian-cinema icon Totò (in his final starring role) and Pasolini muse Ninetto Davoli star as a father and his slow-witted son, who go out walking and come across a talking, philosophical crow who launches them on a time-traveling adventure that takes them back 750 years in history to the time of St. Francis.

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The Hawks and the Sparrows
  • The Hawks and the Sparrows

    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1966 • Italy
    Starring Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi

    Pier Paolo Pasolini deconstructs his twin interests—Catholicism and Marxism—in this subversive, fable-like comedy. Italian-cinema icon Totò (in his final starring role) and Pasolini muse Ninetto Davoli sta...