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Pier Paolo Pasolini, The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

27 Dec 2016

The story of Jesus' life is well-known: the birth of Christ, the madness of Herod, the exile in Egypt, the return to Jerusalem. After persuading twelve fishermen to follow him, Jesus of Nazareth began to profess his truth, the desire for justice, the need for love and the hypocrisy of the rich.

In The Gospel According to Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini reveals the emotions that underlie this familiar story and demonstrates his ability to perfectly balance poetry and cinema. The Gospel According to Matthew represents a true landmark in Pasolini’s filmography.

(Notes by ICA Cinema & Film Programme Manager, Nico Marzano)

The Gospel According to Matthew (1964) - trailer

The Gospel According to St. Matthew, dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy/France, 1964, 137 mins.

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