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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW (1964) | 100 Years of Pasolini



THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW (1964) | 100 Years of Pasolini

The Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa
warmly invites you to a screening of

Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Franciscan Monastery of the Eucharistic Promise

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  • 16:45 | Bus departs from the Italian Cultural Institute (rehov Me'ir Rutberg 12, Haifa)
  • 18:00 | Reception at the Franciscan Monastery of the Eucharistic Promise
  • 18:30 | String concert by QUARTETTO MAURICE | Program
  • 19:00 | Buffet
  • 19:30 | Speeches and introduction to the film by the Italian Ambassador in Israel, Sergio Barbanti
  • 20:00 | Film screening
  • 22:30 | Event ends

The archaeological site of Capernaum encloses the remains of the homonymous evangelical village, with the ruins of Saint Peter's house, surmounted by a modern church and flanked by a Byzantine synagogue. The site is managed by the Custody of the Holy Land: every year the Franciscan friars of the adjacent convent of the Eucharistic Promise welcome and care for thousands of pilgrims, who walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

The Gospel According to St. Matthew is a 1964 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 2015, the Vatican City newspaper L'Osservatore Romano called it the best film on Christ ever made. The dialogue is taken directly from the Gospel of Matthew, as Pasolini felt that "images could never reach the poetic heights of the text." He reportedly chose Matthew's Gospel over the others because he had decided that "John was too mystical, Mark too vulgar, and Luke too sentimental." TRAILER

In Italian with Hebrew and English subtitles.



Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Time: From 6:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Haifa

In collaboration with : Custodia Terrae Sanctae

Entrance : Free


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