Moscow. March 5. INTERFAX – Head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion appreciates the movie “the passion of the Christ”, directed by Mel Gibson, and was eager to see how the Director will show the Resurrection of Christ in the continuation of the film.
“I saw the movie “the passion of the Christ”, and in General, I would like to evaluate it positively. Of course, this is a very difficult film, and many have said that there is too much blood, lots of violence, but, on the other hand, when we read historical documents on how they executed people in the Roman Empire, as they scourged, as it was the crucifixion, then, in General, Mel Gibson has set itself the task with documentary precision to restore what we know from the historical sources”, – said the Hierarch in the program “Church and world” on the channel “Russia-24”.
Earlier, American media reported that M. Gibson confirmed his intention to shoot a sequel film “the passion of the Christ”, which tells about the Resurrection of Jesus. The Director expressed the hope that the new film will be most ambitious in the history of cinema. Presumably it will be released in two years.
The representative of the Russian Church hopes that the theme of Resurrection in the new film will be shown “artistically convincing.”
In his opinion, every witness of Christ has value, in one degree or another this is the gospel of Christ, because the center of Christianity is the person of Jesus Christ, and if the person of Christ is revealed through a work of fiction, it will touch the hearts of people.