• Film ID:
  • 12290
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=83 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
Earning a nomination at the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film in 1998, this collection of nine animated tales is cleverly and faithfully adapted from one of the most audacious and astonishing works in English literature. Via impressionistic drawings and cel and clay animation the viewer is transported on a vivid journey to medieval times taking in chivalry, love, lust, the Black Death, rape, deception and chickens. Introducing a group of men and women from various strands of society on a pilgrimage from London to St Thomas-a-Becket's shrine at Canterbury, The Canterbury Tales recounts the stories they decide to tell one another to pass the time on the long journey.
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