Christianity, Controversy, Cinema

‘If it was suddenly revealed to me that [it] was true, that there was a hell and a heaven, I wouldn’t be surprised.’ – Anthony Burgess

Films that engage with Christianity often prove highly controversial. This season revisits a number of works that still spark debate, even when offering what seems to be a sympathetic portrayal of Christ and Christianity.

Anthony Burgess was a novelist, composer, screenwriter, librettist and critic whose Catholic upbringing and later apostasy greatly influenced his work.