FLiFF: "Son of Man" could be "Song of Man" - CinemaDave
Oct. 10th, 2006 11:14 am FLiFF: "Son of Man" could be "Song of Man"
In contrast to a big budgeted "Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ" or "The Passion of the Christ," "Son of Man" features simple heartfelt theology, a myth of Jesus set in modern South Africa with English subtitles. Not that one would need reading too much, "Son of Man" is good old fashioned visual cinema. Those expecting an Alfred Newman "Song of Bernadette" soundtrack will be disappointed, but the folk music from South Africa is inspiring. "Son of Man" is a special entry for Christians who do not attend Film Festivals.
A lot of cultures around the world have stories of a holy man with 12 devoted companions who lived before and after Jesus Christ. It's always fascinating when a filmmaker experiments with time and place to tell the story of Christ.