THE HAWKS AND THE SPARROWS
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 1966 Language: Italian
Starring: Femi Benussi, Ninetto Davoli, Renato Capogna, Totò, Umberto Bevilacqua
Pier Paolo Pasolini deconstructs his twin interests—Catholicism and Marxism—in this subversive, fable-like comedy. Italian-cinema icon Totò (in his final starring role) and Pasolini muse Ninetto Davoli star as a father and his slow-witted son, who go out walking and come across a talking, philosophical crow who launches them on a time-traveling adventure that takes them back 750 years in history to the time of St. Francis.