Mamoun Hassan gave a brief introductory talk on the work of Pasolini at the matinee screening of the epic, ‘Gospel according to Matthew’ at the the National Film Theatre in London yesterday to a full house.
The film is being shown as part of the British Film Institute’s month-long retrospective of the work of the Italian Neorealist poet and film director, Pier Paolo Pasolini. The talk was introduced by David Somerset, Education Curator of the BFI.
We would like to thank David Somerset and the staff of the National Film Theatre in London for allowing us to share this introduction to Pasolini.
Following the screening, Mamoun attempted to buy a DVD of the film at the BFI shop but was disappointed, yet pleased to find it was sold out – much to the surprise of the staff – who have re-ordered stocks. Get them while you can!
Mamoun hard at work at the International Film School in Cuba – Photograph by colleague Rogier Van Eck
* or more accurately, in San Antonio de los Baños!
Mamoun has returned from his lecturing in Cuba. As well as some intense one-to-one work with the students, he also made time for mini masterclasses on short sequences, allowing him to focus on specific aspects of screencraft. This is a departure from the extended masterclasses that he has become well known for, and they were very well received. Of course, the full masterclasses are still in demand, and we include here a specially filmed introduction to Carol Reed‘s ‘The Third Man‘ based on the story by Graham Greene.
We would like to thank Studio Canal for their support on this masterclass.
Mamoun Hassan will be appearing next Friday 8 March at the National Film Theatre, South Bank, London. He will be giving a brief introduction to the powerful, spiritual epic ‘The Gospel According to Matthew‘ shown as part of the Pier Paulo Pasolini retrospective at the British Film Institute. ( Italy-France 1964 Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini with Enrique Irazoqui, Marguerita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini Running time 140min)
For more information or to book online at selected theatres visit the BFI website. www.bfi.org.uk
This classic movie has been restored for re- release to Movie Theatres by the BFI.