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Contemplation of the Cross

Australia, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Experimental)

Director: Michael Lee

This multi-panelled moving fresco provides the opportunity to contemplate the Crucifixion of Christ from various perspectives. For example, in the fourth of seven major sequences, which comprise the work, we see the blood flowing from the wound made by the Centurion soldier, blood that merges with a series of religious icons from across the ages.
(Due to having had a number of previous screenings, this film is not showing in the festival, but is included in competition.)

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King of the Jews

USA, 2000
Meticulously constructed from religious films, old Hollywood footage and home movies, Rosenblatt exposes his own (and cinemas) troubled relationship with Jesus Christ, in examining the source of anti… More »

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