<i>Arabian Nights</i>. 1974. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Courtesy MoMA
  • Arabian Nights

    1974. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 129 min.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Arabian Nights

    1974. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Franco Merli, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli. Based on erotic tales in the legendary Arabian anthology The Flower of the One Thousand and One Nights, the final entry in Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life is an exploration of human sexuality set against a lustrous medieval landscape. Aesthetically inspired by Arabic miniatures and illustrations from the Kama Sutra, the exteriors were shot largely in the South of Yemen and Eritrea, while the interiors were constructed at Cinecittà studios, as Islamic law forbade visitation to private homes and contact with local citizenry. 129 min.

In the Film exhibition Dante Ferretti: Designing for the Big Screen

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