The first preserved silent film about Jesus by Georges Hatot and Louis Lumière, and also the only one of the many Passion Plays that was filmed before 1900 to survive. It consists of 13 scenes, with no intertitles, filmed as if it was a preformed play with built static backdrops. It covers the life of Jesus from His birth to his death and resurrection.
The Life And Passion Of Jesus Christ (1898)
|Directors||Louis Lumière, Georges Hatot|
(Original) La vie et la passion de Jésus-Christ
CategoriesBased on the Bible Biblical Drama Birth of Jesus Black and White Drama Flight to Egypt Jesus Arrested Jesus Christ Jesus in Gethsemane Jesus Life Jesus Mocked and Flogged Short Silent Film St. Joseph St. Mary The Adoration of Infant Jesus The Betrayal by Judas The Burial of Jesus The Crucifixion The Gospel The Last Supper The Nativity The Raising of Lazarus The Ressurection The Trial Before Pilate The Two Thieves DramaShortBased on the Bible, Biblical Drama, Birth of Jesus, Black and White, Flight to Egypt, Jesus Arrested, Jesus Christ, Jesus in Gethsemane, Jesus Life, Jesus Mocked and Flogged, Silent Film, St. Joseph, St. Mary, The Adoration of Infant Jesus, The Betrayal by Judas, The Burial of Jesus, The Crucifixion, The Gospel, The Last Supper, The Nativity, The Raising of Lazarus, The Ressurection, The Trial Before Pilate, The Two Thieves
|Gaston Bretteau||-||Jesus Christ|
It's always exciting to sit down and go back 120 years to look at something they made in the early years of cinema. It was all pretty fresh and they were making history, and thus you can see some signs of early film tricks implemented, but mostly how limited the moviemakers were at that time. Also, the timeframe they had at the time was not very long, but still, they manage to insert a good few elements of the Jesus story here. We get to see the Nativity, a topic that later got explored in its own movies, the escape to Egypt, a few miracles, the last supper, agony in Gethsemane, the crucifixion, and not least, a slight glimpse of a resurrection in the end. I felt like I was looking at the events from afar with binoculars, also historically speaking.