Now, Epiphany approacheth. So after the Pasolini version of the three kings for Christmas, here’s Rossellini’s take on it:
The images are ropey because they are taken from a VHS tape I have of Rossellini’s Messiah (dubbed into German, without subtitles – luckily I know the story). It baffles me why there isn’t a decent DVD version available. Ditto Rossellini’s Acts of the Apostles.
I write about Messiah in ‘The New Filmgoer’s Guide to God’ because I regard Rossellini as being central to its story.