Legendary director (and avowed atheist) Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to Matthew [Il vangelo secondo Matteo] is one of the great retellings of the story of Christ a cinematic rendering (filmed by invitation from the Pope, no less) at once both passionate and poetic.
With stunning black-and-white photography, an eclectic soundtrack (Odetta, Bach, a Congolese mass, etc), and using a cast of non-professionals who voice dialogue drawn directly from scripture, The Gospel According to Matthew depicts the key events in the life of Christ, from immaculate conception to death on the cross.
Vaunted by the Vatican as one of its select few recommended films, acclaimed by the Archbishop of Canterbury as a great film, and revered by critics and audiences alike, Pasolini’s Oscar-, Golden Lion-, and BAFTA-nominated film remains a magnificent, awe-inspiring experience.
Includes Sopralluoghi in Palestina [Scouting in Palestine], Pasolini’s 1965 film on the surveying of locations for The Gospel According to Matthew.
- File created in March 2021 with Handbrake free open source software for archive of theoryreader.org
- Audio in Italian, 320bit stereo AAC encoded
- Subtitles in English
- Video is 2h 17 min 9 sec & 53min 37sec in length, H.264 10-bit (x264) encoded in 1920 x 1080 resolution, cropped black edges
- Files 6,98 GB & 2,67 GB in size, contained in Matroska .mkv, uploaded and hosted on mega.nz encrypted cloud storage
- Video Lan Client (VLC) video playback software recommended for .mkv on Linux, Windows, Mac and Android.