Pier Pasolini's Masterpiece.This atmospheric telling of the story of the life of Christ won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for three Academy Awards. Pasolini did not approach this film as an epic like KING OF KINGS or THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, but films it as if a documentary crew were following Christ around the countryside. There was no screenplay every word spoken in the film comes directly from the Bible.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW was produced in the Italian district of Basilicata the very same location where Mel Gibson would film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST four decades later.

Enrique Iraxoqui  as  Christ
Margherita Caruso  as  Young Mary

Susanna Pasolini  as  Older Mary

Marcello Morante  as  Joseph

PRODUCER:  Alfredo Bini
DIRECTOR:  Pier Paolo Pasolini
WRITER:  Pier Paolo Pasolini
CINEMATOGRAPHER:  Tonino Delli Colli
MUSIC: Luis Enriquez Bacalov
Availability:  35mm
Date of Release:  1964

136 Minutes; B&W
Mono/Dubbed to English


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