The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Pier Paolo Pasolini directs Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso and Settimio Di Porto in this biblical drama that focuses on Jesus’ life, miracles, humanist message and near socialist acts of dissent.

Simple, loaded with Pasolini’s Marxist politics but I’d struggle to think of a more reverential well made biopic about the “Son of God”. Made with neo-realist stylings (non-actors, unbombastic locations and dressing) this is another one ticked off from my of “Greatest Films” bucket list thanks to MUBI but also one I hope to revisit in the cinema some day.

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Perfect Double Bill: The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928)

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