THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTEI

IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEI

By Antonio ANDRISANI, Pascal ZULLINO

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Black comedy - Completed 2017

A cynical film director and his assistant seek revenge from failure remaking the famous movie by Pasolini but focusing on the disasters caused by oil extractions in their wasteland of Basilicata, in the south of Italy.

Festivals
& Awards

Russia-Italia Film Festival 2016
Work in Progress - Best Independent Comedy
Italian Film Festival Cardiff 2017
Salerno International Film Festival 2017
River Film Festival 2017
Special Mention
Sugar Land Film Festival 2017
Audience Award
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Environmental, Social issues
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Antonio ANDRISANI, Pascal ZULLINO
    • Writer(s)
    • Antonio ANDRISANI, Peppino DE FLORIO
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniela GIORDANO (Brigata Germi)
    • Synopsis
    • A cynical film director and his assistant back in Basilicata, their homeland, in search of redemption. When they reach the age of 50 and realize they have failed in their artistic ambitions they decide to ride dissent on oil extraction for putting on a rickety investigative film titled "The Gospel According to Mattei" and that interweave with Pier Paolo Pasolini life, author of the unfinished 'Oil' and the cinematic masterpiece novel 'The Gospel According to Matthew' filmed in Basilicata in 1964. The two, driven by reasons of marketing rather than aesthetic, choosing to cast as lead in their film an old man from Matera, Franco, who is seventy, and as a kid, in fact, took part as an extra in the film by Pasolini. For the elder Franco, who will perform nothing less than in the role of Jesus, this is the long-awaited chance of redemption. But the hot topic treated by their films, which is the oil and relationship with the land, is starting to bother someone.
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