Matera, Italy. The demonstration
Milo Rau (im schwarzen Hemd stehend) probt mit Jesus (Yvan Sagnet, Mitte mit Flasche) und seinen Aposteln die Filmszene des Letzten Abendmahls. Apostel (Schauspieler) von links nach rechts: Thomas (Alexander Marfo), Judas Thaddäus (Souleiman Mohammad), Andreas (Mbaye Ndiaye), Bartholomäus (Vito Castoro), Simon Petrus (Papa Latyr Faye), Judas Iscariot (Samuel Jacobs), Johannes (Jeremiah Ogbeide), Jesus (Yvan Sagnet), Jakobus (Anthony Nwachukwu), Jakobus der Jüngere (Marie-Antoinette Eyango), Philippus (Ali Soumaila), Matthäus (Yussif Bamba), Simon (Kadir Nasir Alhaji).
(c) Fruitmarket Langfilm IIPM Armin Smailovic, (c) Fruitmarket Langfilm IIPM Thomas Eirich-Schneider

Milo Rau


Das neue Evangelium (The new Gospel)



Presented by Mousonturm and Lichter Filmfest:

6.5., 9 p.m. Q & A with Yvan Sagnet (actor of Jesus) Milo Rau (director) and Matthias Pees (artistic director of Mousonturms) via Youtube-live stream.
Language: English

What would Jesus preach in the 21st century? Who would his disciples be? Director Milo Rau returns to the origins of the Gospel in the southern Italian city of Matera and stages it as a passion play of a society marked by injustice and inequality. Together with political activist Yvan Sagnet, who embodies Jesus, Rau has created a profoundly biblical story. Following Jesus’ example, Yvan returns as a “fisher of men” to the largest of the refugee camps near Matera. He finds his “disciples” among those stranded there. Desperate people who have come to Europe across the Mediterranean to be enslaved in the tomato fields of southern Italy, where they live in inhumane conditions in veritable ghettos – more than 500,000 people in Italy alone. Together with local small farmers, they establish the “Revolt of Dignity”, a political campaign that fights for the rights of migrants.

Documentary D, CH, IT 2020
Duration: 107 min
Language: French, Italian, English with German subtitles
FSK 12

6.5., 21 Uhr Q & A with Yvan Sagnet, Milo Rau, and Matthias Pees.