Thursday, 21 February 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 60: Fri Mar 1

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. 
Don Druker

Here is the BFI trailer.

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