Premiere Passion

Vivement Lundi !   |   France

The first-ever feature film based on the Gospels, From the Manger to the Cross, was shot in Palestine in 1912. Throughout investigations leading to New York City, Nantes and Jerusalem, Premiere Passion digs out the story of this historic shooting, back in early twentieth century Palestine.While casting a closer look upon this cinematographical epic on Jesus Christ, this documentary takes one on a journey back to the origins of cinema, questioning the connections between image and religion. Premiere Passion tells the extraordinary story of "From the Manger to the Cross” shot by Sidney Olcott in 1912. Our documentary is composed by more than ¼ footage, mostly provided by Lobster Films, the coproducer. And we believe that our film fits to the spirit of Focal.It was screened at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone last October, and David Robinson wrote: « Here is rarity, a vivid and gripping story matched with real scholarship