The Hawks and the Sparrows

Italy | Italian | Black and white | 89 m
Subtitles: English, Arabic

An old man and his son are walking along the road when they meet a speaking crow. They are moved back 750 years in time, changed into monks and sent by St. Francis to convert the hawks and the sparrows to Christianity


Pier Paolo Pasolini 

Bio: A renowned Italian poet, novelist, motion-picture director, playwright and political figure. Having discovered a passion for the arts early in life, he was able to move seamlessly between drawing, painting, writing, poetry and filmmaking. Pasolini’s films focused on the imperfect yet relatable youths from the borgata (Rome’s slums) of his time. Pasolini’s filmmaking style was very direct, and it dealt with a lot of controversial issues. His filmography includes films such as  ACCATTONE, MAMMA ROME, ARABIAN NIGHTS and SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM.