The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pasolini, 1964): BFI Southbank, NFT1 6.30pm
This film screens as part of the Pier Paolo Pasolini season at the BFI and is on an extended run at the cinema until March 14. Details here.
Chicago Reader review:
Remarkable in its use of cinema verite to obtain a sense of dynamic
immediacy, this 1964 film by avowed Marxist and atheist/Catholic Pier
Paolo Pasolini sticks closely to the
biblical story of Christ from the Annunciation to the Resurrection.
Pasolini uses a complex but seemingly stark and simple visual style, and
he evokes wonderful performances from nonprofessionals Enrique
Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, and Marcello Morante.
Here is the BFI trailer.