Mamoun Hassan gave a brief introductory talk on the work of Pasolini at the matinee screening of the epic, ‘Gospel according to Matthew’ at the the National Film Theatre in London yesterday to a full house.
The film is being shown as part of the British Film Institute’s month-long retrospective of the work of the Italian Neorealist poet and film director, Pier Paolo Pasolini. The talk was introduced by David Somerset, Education Curator of the BFI.
We would like to thank David Somerset and the staff of the National Film Theatre in London for allowing us to share this introduction to Pasolini.
Following the screening, Mamoun attempted to buy a DVD of the film at the BFI shop but was disappointed, yet pleased to find it was sold out – much to the surprise of the staff – who have re-ordered stocks. Get them while you can!
Mamoun Hassan will be appearing next Friday 8 March at the National Film Theatre, South Bank, London. He will be giving a brief introduction to the powerful, spiritual epic ‘The Gospel According to Matthew‘ shown as part of the Pier Paulo Pasolini retrospective at the British Film Institute. ( Italy-France 1964 Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini with Enrique Irazoqui, Marguerita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini Running time 140min)
For more information or to book online at selected theatres visit the BFI website. www.bfi.org.uk
This classic movie has been restored for re- release to Movie Theatres by the BFI.
Mamoun was invited by David Somerset, education curator at the British Film Institute, to introduce a screening of Lindsay Anderson‘s ‘This Sporting Life‘ at the National Film Theatre in London on 6th August 2012.
The event wasn’t filmed, but we have created this short video to accompany the audio recording made on the day.
Lindsay Gordon Anderson was an Indian-born, British feature film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading light of the Free Cinema movement and the British New Wave. Wikipedia
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This week’s BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL featured a new British movie MY BROTHER THE DEVIL (Dir. Sally El Hosaini 2012). The film, on which Mamoun provided editing consultancy, is set in gangland London and stars fresh new actors James Floyd and Fady Elsayed as young British Arab brothers.
The story has struck a chord with young audiences world wide including those at the FILMS FROM THE SOUTH festival in Oslo, where Mamoun saw the film last week while visiting with ANDRES WOOD (Andres’ recent film VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN appeared at both festivals).
The relevant and controversial themes are reminiscent of the incendiary film BABYLON (1981 Dir. Franco Rosso) funded under Mamoun’s watch as the Managing Director of the National Film Finance Corporation, the UK’s government arm for investing in feature production and development.