The Gospel According to Matthew is a Italian biographical drama film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is a cinematic rendition of the story of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Saint Matthew, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. In , the Vatican City newspaper L'Osservatore Romano called it the best. Biography · The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. 14 Mar He found a copy of the Gospels, and "read them straight through." The notion of basing a film on one of them, he wrote, "threw in the shade all the other ideas for work I had in my head." The result was his film "The Gospel According to St. Matthew" (), which was filmed mostly in the poor, desolate Italian.
Pasolini's brilliant Passion play presents the Messiah as emerging from the landscape, and out of Marxist ideology, writes Peter Bradshaw. Published: 28 Feb The Gospel According to St Matthew – review. April Philip French's classic DVD The Gospel According to Matthew. Pier Paolo Pasolini's stark, grainy. Pier Paolo Pasolini was an atheist, indeed a Marxist, and his The Gospel According to Matthew is routinely interpreted as a proto-Marxist allegory. Yet Pasolini was perhaps first of all a poet, and the concepts of the sacred and the divine, far from repelling him as so much religious superstition, held for him a powerful appeal. The Gospel of Matthew is the opening book of the New Testament of the Bible, and the first of the Four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four Gospels are followed by the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters of St. Paul beginning with Romans, the catholic or universal letters beginning with James, and the Book of.