the nest is served


The Nest is Served is a re-invention of a vignette from Pasolini’s ‘Uccellacci e Uccellini’: a haunting encounter that mingles pathos and cruelty where Rosina Morroni tries to feed her family and repel the invisible capitalist landlord, Toto [accompanied by a talking Marxist crow.] This shared cinephiliac moment of indelible strangeness and enigmatic power reaches beyond the ideological intentions of its director, to explore other potential readings and imagined narratives Pasolini didn’t pursue. What of the woman’s own resilience and ingenuity in the face of poverty? How does a bird’s nest taste?

the nest is served, 2019

6.2 min