Maestà, the Passion of Christ
Directed by Andy Guérif / France 2015 / 60 min
Maestà, the Passion of Christ is the first long feature of the French artist Andy Guérif. It consists in 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.