Friday, March 16, 2007

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

*****
Italy/France

In his most famous and possibly best film, Pier Paolo Pasolini gives the first book of the New Testament a stark, earthy work-over, bringing to it a sense of poetry and transcendence that stays true to the Christian fathers' intentions but has nothing to do with the kitschy earnestness of the Bible.

wr/dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini
ph: Tonino Delli Colli
ed: Nino Baragli
pd: Luigi Scaccianoce
cast: Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Margherita Caruso, Marcello Morante, Mario Socrate, Settimio Di Porto

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