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Vie et Passion du Christ (1903)

By Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 18, 2020 | In Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

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Vie et Passion du Christ (Life and Passion of the Christ) is is one of the earliest feature-length narrative films, produced and released in 1903. The film portrays the events of the Gospels—from the Annunciation to the Ascension—employing only visual language (it is a silent film, with inter-titles used only to introduce the traditional title of individual scenes).

Thomas and James are joined by painter and mutual friend Matt Kirby to discuss the film, a work that bridges contemporary cinematic depictions of the Gospels with those found throughout the classical painting tradition.


Full film on YouTube:

Matt Kirby artwork & essays:

Theme music: The Duskwhales, “Take It Back”, used with permission.

Criteria is hosted by Thomas V. Mirus and James T. Majewski.

Thomas is Director of Podcasts for and hosts the Catholic Culture Podcast. See full bio.

James is the Director of Customer Relations for as well as the host and narrator for Catholic Culture Audiobooks. See full bio.

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