The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Release Date: September 4th, 1964
Not Yet Rated|2 hr. 16 min.
Pier Paolo Pasolini's Biblical drama follows the life of Jesus Christ (Enrique Irazoqui) as depicted in the Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. Much of the dialogue in the Italian film hews closely to the text, which focuses on the teachings of Jesus, including his parables, and on their revolutionary nature. As Jesus travels along the coast of the Sea of Galilee, he gradually gathers more followers, leading him into direct conflict with the authorities.
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Distributor: Water Bearer Films, Continental Distributing Inc.