Using cinematic techniques, the performance of the crucifixion of Christ interpreted by ordinary people in a village in the Philippines is turned into an epic film to reflect on the staging of religious passages.
Passion Play. An epic crucifixion of Christ
“Passion Play” observes a visceral re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion portrayed by the people of Angles, Philippines.
The film is a mediation on religious traditions and spectacle that gradually divorces itself from reality and embraces a bombastic orchestral score, emphasizing the performative and theatrical aspects of worship.
The subjectively of shock and delight, worship and sacrilege, meet in a tense document of passions not for the squeamish.