"The Hawks and the Sparrows"
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
A wildly comic fable,
with the great Italian stone-faced clown Toto playing Everyman and Ninetto Davoli, his
good natured but empty-headed son. Pasolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes
amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene, as a counterpoint to the performers,
representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life. The result is a major Pasolini film and a powerful, tragic fable which shows two delightful innocents caught,
like many Italians, between the Church and Marxism. "Complex, mystical and
fascinating" (New York Times). Italian with English subtitles.