Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

The life and passion of Jesus Christ drawn from the first book of the Bible by Pier Paolo Pasolini, told angrily and austerely in docu-style black and white, and features beautiful, exterior photography. Remarkable also for being the work of a controversial Marxist filmmaker, this rendering reminded me of the severeness and the expressive closeups of Dreyer's Passion of Joan Arc and surely served as inspiration for latter biblical treatments.
*** 1/2 out of ****