I was recently given the opportunity to review the film The Gospel of John presented by The Lumo Project.
First, here is what they say about the movie.
About the film:
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
The Gospel of John takes the story of Jesus from John’s gospel with its own unique characteristics. For John, Jesus is the Word of God made human. John is clear that that when encounter Jesus, we encounter God. The gospel writer points to the miracles (the ‘Signs’) and teachings as evidence of Jesus’ special relationship as the divine Son of God.
This full-length feature film about the life of Jesus takes the actual Gospel text as its script, word for word, unedited. Five years in the making, this epic production has been critically acclaimed by leading religious scholars as a unique and highly authentic telling of the Jesus story. Narrated by leading British actor David Harewood (‘Homeland’, ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Merchant of Venice’) it is based on the latest theological, historical and archaeological research. With specially constructed sets and the extraordinarily authentic villages and countryside of rural Morocco, it immerses the viewer in the world of first century Palestine.
FOUR GOSPELS. FOUR FILMS. ONE JESUS STORY. FOR EVERYONE.
A ground breaking, multi-language biblical film resource transforming the way we discover, study and engage with the life of Jesus through the four New Testament Gospels.
The Lumo Project is a ground breaking, multi-language biblical film resource transforming the way we discover, study and engage with the life of Jesus through the four New Testament Gospels: redefining the standard of visual Biblical media. The Lumo Project presents four films – one for each Gospel account – that will revolutionise the way we all experience the story of Jesus and the world of First Century Palestine in which he lived.
i very much enjoyed the fact that there multiple versions to choose from: New International Version, King James Version, and Spanish. I was also very pleased that the actor actually looked like a Jewish man, and all the actors looked…. ethnically authentic, not the European actors you often see in Bible movies.
The scenery and settings were quite beautiful. The entire film is narrated word for word from the text. I have to admit that I spent much of the movie trying to determine what language the actors were actually speaking in in the background. I still don’t know.
The Gospel of John is now available on Netflix. Make sure to follow their social networking sites to see what’s coming next. Overall, a great film and I look forward to seeing which Gospel is next in line.