The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
A Film by Pier Paolo Pasolini
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 VBR | 02:17:30 | 7,89 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 2.0 @ 320 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama | Masters of Cinema #33
Legendary director (and avowed atheist) Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to Matthew [Il vangelo secondo Matteo] is one of the great retellings of the story of Christ – a cinematic rendering (filmed by invitation from the Pope, no less) at once both passionate and poetic. With stunning black-and-white photography, an eclectic soundtrack (Odetta, Bach, a Congolese mass, etc), and using a cast of non-professionals who voice dialogue drawn directly from scripture, The Gospel According to Matthew depicts the key events in the life of Christ, from immaculate conception to death on the cross.