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Film Info
Su re

Film Information

Exhibition Title Su re
English Title The King
Director Giovanni Columbu
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 80'
  • Fiorenzo Mattu, Pietrina Menneas, Tonino Murgia, Paolo Pillonca, Antonio Forma
  • G, P: Giovanni Columbu
  • F: Massimo Foletti, Uliano Lucas, Francisco Della Chiesa,
  • Leone Orfeo
  • E: Giovannni Columbu
  • DA: Sandro Asara
  • CP: Luches
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The Calvary of Christ on the way to his crucifixion has been the object of several interpretations, from the origins of cinema –with D.W. Griffith– to recent years –thanks to Mel Gibson. None of them reaches the rawness and originality of this new version, which is closer to Brueghel’s paintings (his 1564 The Procession to Calvary) and Raphael’s Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary. The King rests mainly on its visual power, in order to narrate the events that led to the death of the king of kings.

Pasolini’s influence shouldn’t go unnoticed, since by moving the action from Jerusalem to Sardinia, Columbu not only gains with the expressive abilities of his non-professional actors (faces as raw as only that Italian region can deliver), he also adds a new level of universality to the story: after all, an island is a fraction of land suspended in time. With almost no use of dialogues (in Sardinian language) The King updates a classical story and brings a new perspective with an emotional and timeless approach. LL

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