Pier Paolo Pasolini Collection, Vol. 2 (Accatone / The Hawks and the Sparrows / The Gospel According to Saint Matthew) (DVD)
This special three disc set contains: Accattone, The Hawks and the Sparrows, and the Gospel According to St. Matthew – all available for the first time on DVD.
Accattone, Pasolini’s first film, is a harrowing realistic and unsentimental look inside the slums of Rome, where prostitutes, hustlers and petty thieves attempt to eke out an existence any way they can.
The Hawks and the Sparrows, (Uccellacci e uccellini) features Italy’s stone-faced clown Totò as an Everyman who travels the road of life accompanied by his empty-headed son, and a talking crow, waxing philosophical on the passing scene.
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (Il Vangelo secondo San Matteo) is a cinematic rendition of the story of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Saint Matthew, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. In 2015, it was hailed by the Vatican as the best film on Christ ever made.