Watch the trailer for short-film anthology Words with Gods

Last summer, I passed along some news about an upcoming short-film anthology called Words with Gods. Produced by Guillermo Arriaga and featuring music by Peter Gabriel, the anthology consists of several short films about religion directed by filmmakers like Hector Babenco, Mira Nair and Emir Kusturica. The film sounds interesting as it is, but I am especially intrigued because Israeli director Amos Gitai is contributing a short film that will be based in some way on the Book of Amos.

The film doesn’t seem to have a release date yet, but according to a press release, there will be “sneak peeks” at “various cinematic events in the U.S. and Europe” beginning next month. In the meantime, a trailer started making the rounds this week:

This trailer is not entirely new, as it happens; it turns out a very, very similar — but not quite identical — trailer was posted four months ago:

You can read more details about the film, what its makers hope to accomplish with it, and how they plan to follow it up in the aforementioned press release.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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