Competition - Creative documentary

The New Gospel

By Milo Rau

What would Jesus preach today? Who would his apostles be? Moved by the fate of migrants, Swiss director Milo Rau sets off for Matera in southern Italy to follow in the footsteps of Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew. The bubbling Cameroonian activist Yvan Sagnet takes on the role of Christ. His apostles? Migrants, peasants and sex workers. An implacable political film, somewhere between documentary and fiction forms, noticed at the Venice Film Festival.

Co-presented with ECAL    Masterclass with Milo Rau, Wednesday 3 March

French-speaking Switzerland release : 31.03.2021 

  • Section Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language(s) Italian, French & English
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

Art & ActivismMigrations


Director(s)
Milo Rau

Producers

  • Arne Birkenstock
  • Sebastian Lemke
  • Olivier Zobrist

Distributor

  • Vinca Film GmbH

Cinematographer

  • Thomas Eirich-Schneider

Music

  • Vinicio Capossela , Elia Rediger, Ras Bamba
Duration
107'
Year
2020
Production country
Germany, Switzerland & Italy
Status
Regional Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by the short film Le Christ s’est arrêté au Lido de Gary Grenier presented by the RTS, on Play RTS