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Now, Epiphany approacheth. So after the Pasolini version of the three kings for Christmas, here’s Rossellini’s take on it:

Rossellini Messiah 2 (300x204) Rossellini Messiah 5 (300x208) Rossellini Messiah 6 (300x206)

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.