Eighth Annual Italian Retrospective-Pier Paolo Pasolini: Short Films Program I

Park Circus

The Earth as seen from the moon (1966, 30 minutes) 
Follow a father and son duo who must find a replacement for their wife/mother figure. Pasolini continues to stretch as a filmmaker both comic and poetic, a role established with Hawks and Sparrows.

What are the clouds? (1967, 22 minutes)
A clumsy, amateur puppet version of Shakespeare's Othello. Both the public and the puppeteer play a great role in the play, which goes downhill fast. It eventually results in the puppets (played by Toto and Ninetto Davoli) being thrown into a rubbish dump, only to discover the marvel of the sky for the first time.

The Paper Flower Sequence (1968, 12 minutes)
From the anthology film Love and Anger (Amore e rabbia), the film is a reference to the Gospel parable called "The Barren Fig Tree," where Christ strikes down a fig tree because it isn't bearing fruit in March, although it could hardly have known better.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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