The Last Temptation of Christ15

Directed by Martin Scorsese | USA | 1988 | 2h 43m | Starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco, Verna Bloom

Incredibly controversial upon it’s initial release, Martin Scorsese’s fifteen-year labour of love adapts Nikos Kazantzakis’s landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ. A remarkable and profoundly personal work featuring outstanding performances by Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, and David Bowie; bold cinematography by the great Michael Ballhaus; and a transcendent score by Peter Gabriel.

Reviews

‘Here is a film that engaged me on the subject of Christ’s dual nature, that caused me to think about the mystery of a being who could be both God and man. I cannot think of another film on a religious subject that has challenged me more fully.’
★★★★
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

‘A film of challenging ideas, and not salacious provocations, The Last Temptation of Christ is a powerful and very modern reinterpretation of Jesus as a man wracked with anguish and doubt concerning his appointed role in life.’
Variety

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Palestinian documentary following actress Hiam Abbass as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with the women in her family. Showing as part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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18:00

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