Eighth Annual Italian Retrospective-Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Gospel According to Matthew


The Pier Paolo Pasolini retrospective opens with one of Pasolini's most acclaimed early films, a religious tale that finds the spiritual and the epic in the everyday, chronicling the life of Christ in a style influenced by neorealism. Casting nonprofessional actors and opting not to use a script or special effects, Pasolini's retelling is measured and soulful, enhanced by a rich musical score ranging from Bach and Mozart to spirituals and Russian revolutionary songs.

This film won the Grand Prize of the International Catholic Film Office as well as two awards at the Venice Film Festival, and was one among the films recommended by the Vatican in 1996 in honor of the centennial of cinema.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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