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Ratings & Reviews

  1. MF Kalfat's rating of the film The Walls of Sana'a

    A reverse city symphony, this heartfelt and poetic "appeal" is so problematic that it strangely echoes another (easily ugly) appeal by a US congressman to send Vietnam back to the medieval ages. Pasolini (wonderstruck like Calvino's Marco Polo 2 years later) wants Sanaa uncontaminated by modernism; poor yet happy as in Arabia Felix. And now what has come of Sanaa’s Old City, a beleaguered UNESCO World Heritage Site?

  2. @frassivan's rating of the film The Walls of Sana'a

    "the scandalous revolutionary force of the past"

  3. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film The Walls of Sana'a

    A key piece to understanding Pasolini's concern with the advent of consumerism and globalization not only upon his home country of Italy, but that of other nations as well.