Maestà, la passion du Christ2015 | France | Andy Guérif | ★★★★★
Andy Guérif's formally bold, hypnotically beautiful Maestà: The Passion of the Christ is an uncompromisingly faithful adaptation of a 14th century multi-panel painting by Duccio, packed with wonderful colours and striking compositions.
"Maestà: The Passion of Christ is the first long feature of the French artist Andy Guérif. It consists of a film adaptation of 'The Passion of Christ', a 14th century polyptych of 26 panels painted by Sienese master Duccio di Buoninsegna. The whole cycle of the Passion of Christ is re-interpretated in split-screen by actors, in a setting that reproduces the primitive lack of perspective. One after the other, each panel hosts a part of the story, and the coherence of the painting blends in the movement, giving a new perspective on the painting." Capricci International