Eight episodes from Chaucer, filmed in English by Pier Paolo Pasolini. This 1972 film was the middle installment, between The Decameron and Arabian Nights, of a trilogy on antique eroticism; if Pasolini had something more than grubby fantasy on his mind—and presumably he did—it isn't immediately apparent. With Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Jenny Runacre, and Pasolini himself as the poet. In English and subtitled Italian.
By Dave Kehr