Where: St Nicholas Church, Deptford
When: 8.00pm Wednesday 2 May 2012
Pier Paolo Pasolini | Italy 1964 | 133 minutes | Italian with English subtitles
We’re taking Deptford Film Club into St Nicholas Church for Pier Paolo Pasolini’s astonishing, gritty and thoroughly human take on Jesus’ life.
Using luminous black and white images of non-professional actors, and with music from Bach, blues and Congolese hymns, The Gospel According to St Matthew offers a stunning, fiercely political retelling of the story of Jesus.
★★★★★ “Nearly 40 years on, Pasolini’s cinematic accomplishment still impresses.” EMPIRE
★★★★★ “One thing that connects all of Pasolini’s films is the unflinching way he photographs faces and bodies, finding a tremendous, grotesque beauty in the extras and supporting cast, displaying an almost Christ-like empathy towards all of God’s creations.” LITTLE WHITE LIES
★★★★ “Serious, spiritual and utterly clear-eyed about getting to the heart of the Christian gospel.” THE GUARDIAN
- Biography of Pier Paolo Pasolini
- Translation as de-canonisation by George Aichele (PDF)
“The semiotic machine that is the Bible has broken down.”