Focused on the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus Christ, Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ is an intense, brutal and striking telling of the biblical story. Also controversial in that many people feel it unfairly portrays the Jews in the story, the film is completely in Aramaic and Latin with subtitles. Staunchly dividing critics and viewers, the movie inspires great debate and talk on religious matters.
Czech Jews slam award for Mel Gibson
The Czech Jewish community has criticised the Karlovy Vary film festival Thursday for its decision to hand its top honour to Mel Gibson, director of "The Passion of the Christ". The 58-year-old who shot to fame in the "Mad Max" and "Braveheart" blockbusters is due to receive the Crystal Globe for lifetime's achievement at the Czech festival on Friday. The Czech Federation of Jewish Communities ...Czech Jews 'furious' as Mel Gibson receives lifetime achievement award
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Czech Jews are irked as Mel Gibson has been awarded a lifetime achievement award at the state-sponsored International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic objected to the award as they argued that Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ', which was released in 2004, portrayed Jews as "evil and bloodthirsty", the ...Archbishop: treat immigrant children with ?traditional American compassion?
SAN ANTONIO ? Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller on Monday released his first comprehensive statement on the thousands of children arriving on the U.S. southern border from Central America, calling it a crisis that ?requires a thoughtful, comprehensive solution lest hasty or piecemeal actions have serious unintended or even perverse consequences.? In a separate development, Southern Baptist and ...?The Greatest Story Never Told?
Matt Bubala talks to Esquire writer Luke Dittrich about his newest piece, ?The Greatest Story Never Told?, about the screenwriter of The Passion of the Christ, who attempted to make a prequel to the film, only to deal with shady ?Won't finance my movies anymore: Mel Gibson
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) The "Braveheart" star Mel Gibson says making films independently has become an extremely costly business, therefore, he has decided not to finance his movies anymore. I'm not a fool," The Hollywood Reporter quoted Gibson as saying. The 58-year-old actor-director invested his hard earned money into his controversial films like "The Passion of the Christ" and "Apocalypto ...Mel Gibson Festival Award Draws Fire From Czech Jews
The Czech Jewish community protested against a decision by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to give Mel Gibson its top award for lifetime achievement, saying his work includes anti-Semitic views.Film-Maker Ridley Scott Plans Trio of Biblical Epics
Moviegoers are in line for a series of biblical blockbusters, as director Sir Ridley Scott plans to unleash a trio of movies based on biblical stories in the coming months. The director's first biblical foray will be Exodus: God and Kings, which casts British actor Christian Bale as a warlike Moses battling his boyhood friend, the Egyptian pharaoh Rhamses, played by Joel Edgerton. Scott has ...Mel Gibson's lifetime achievement award draws ire from Czech Jews
Czech Jews are outraged after American actor Mel Gibson was awarded with a lifetime achievement award at the state-sponsored International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. Mr. Gibson picked up the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema on July 4 during the festival's opening, The GuardianGibson: I'm done financing films
Mel Gibson has said he won't be financing his own films in the future because he doesn't want to be taken for a ride.Georgian film wins top prize at Czech festival
Georgian film "Corn Island" won the $25,000 (18,370 euro) Crystal Globe for best movie at the Czech film festival in the western spa city of Karlovy Vary on Saturday. The film directed by George Ovashvili is a psychological drama about an old man and his granddaughter living on an island on a river separating Georgia from the rebel region of Abkhazia. At the festival which kicked off on July 4 ...
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The Passion Of The Christ was filmed in Italy.
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