Italian Film Festival

Arabian Nights

Info: Pasolini, Italy, 1974, 130 mins, Blu-ray Disc.

Language: In Italian with English subtitiles

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Cast: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Tessa Bouche, Margaret Clementi


  • Saturday January 9, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • Thursday January 14, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Pier Paolo Pasolini traveled to Africa, Nepal, and the Middle East to realize this ambitious cinematic treatment of a selection of stories from the legendary The Thousand and One Nights. This is not the fairy-tale world of Scheherazade or Aladdin, though. Instead, the director focuses on the book’s more erotic tales, framed by the story of a young man’s quest to reconnect with his beloved slave girl. Full of lustrous sets and costumes and stunning location photography, Arabian Nights is a fierce and joyous exploration of human sexuality.