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The Coming of Christ

USA, 1961 (MIFF 1962, Period Art)

Director: Donald B. Hyatt

A collection of some 300 paintings by masters of the last five centuries arranged by a special technique to illustrate the birth and early life of Christ. The visual story is amplified by a spoken narrative taken from the King James Version of the Bible and an original musical score based on a sixth-century chant of praise.

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