Maestà, the Passion of Christ, by Andy Guérif (2015)

Maestà, the Passion of Christ is the first long feature of the French artist Andy Guérif. It consists in a film adaptation of « The Passion of Christ », a 14th century polyptych of 26 panels painted by Sienese master Duccio di Buoninsegna. The whole cycle of the Passion of Christ is re-interpretated in split-screen by actors, in a setting that reproduces the primitive lack of perspective. One after the other, each panel hosts a part of the story, and the coherence of the painting blends in the movement, giving a new perspective on the painting.

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Andy GuérifBorn in 1977, Andy Guérif is a moviemaker and plastic artist who graduated from the fine arts school of Angers in 2001. The same year he shot Portraits d’édudiants, a series of five-minutes films. In 2002, he directed his first short, Why are you running?…, in which he revisits a cult scene from Vertigo as a sequence-shot, to question its making. In 2006, Cène announces Maestà: the film is focused on a single panel of the polyptych (the Last Supper), and shows the settings being built by actors, who then freeze exactly in the pose of the painting. Andy Guérif also published Le code de l’art (Palette, 2013), in which he has fun associating road signs with art masterpieces. Maestà, the Passion of the Christ, which started in 2008 and was finished in 2015, is his first long feature.


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  • FID Marseille (France, 2015)
  • Underdox Munich (Germany, 2015)
  • Gent Film Festival (Belgium, 2015)
  • Sheffield Doc Fest (United Kingdom, 2016)
  • FICUNAM (Mexico, 2016)




  • Original title: Maestà, la Passion du Christ
  • Director: Andy Guerif
  • Year: 2015
  • Country: France
  • Lenght: 60mn
  • Format: HD
  • Starring: Jérôme Auger, Mathieu Bineau, Jean-Gabriel Gohaux, Paul Beneteau, Guillaume Boissinot, Pierre Josse, François Guindon, Gregory Markovic, Louis Boudet, Lionel Da Rosa, Claude Colas, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Sébastien Raud, Xavier Barbarit, Gautier Pallancher, Clémence Henry, Emmanuelle Cosset.
  • Production: Capricci Production
  • Distribution: Capricci Films
  • Image: Steven Le Guellec
  • Sound: Gwen Labartha
  • International sales: Capricci Films
  • Setting: Simon Grossin, Andy Guérif
  • Costumes: Maryvonne Guérif, Audrey Gohaux, Violaine Paul-Azard
  • Editing: Cécile Pradere
  • Mix: Mickaël Barre
  • Photography: Marine Combes, Albert De Boer, Vincent Fribault
  • Shooting format: HD
  • Format: DCP
  • Image format: 16:9
  • Sound: 5.1