Jesus of Nazareth An epic production and an all-star cast make this Emmy Award winning, 1977 classic a powerful film! Christopher Plummer, James Mason, Anne Bancroft, Olivia Hussey, Michael York and Robert Powell, and many other prominent actors star in this faithful account of Jesus’ life, based on all four of the New Testament Gospels. Renowned director, Franco Zeffirelli takes us step-by-step from the betrothal of Mary to Joseph, to the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion to the Resurrection, depicting Jesus in a human, natural manner. His directing style demonstrates Jesus’ miracles without grand special effects, so you can connect to His story on a highly personal level, allowing you to feel as if you are right there when Lazarus rises and the blind man sees. Though he takes a few artistic liberties with biblical text for brevity and practicality, Zeffirelli presents the well-known events in chronological order, and Robert Powell gives a moving, authentic and deep performance as Jesus, striking a lovely balance between Jesus’ human nature and the divine. Through the director’s vision and the actors’ emotional performances, you will enter the daily lives, customs and traditions of the time period. You will become involved in their relationships, the politics of the Romans and the Jews, and how it all connects to Jesus’ life and death, historically and biblically. Jesus of Nazareth has been hailed not only by industry critics, but also by religious leaders worldwide. It is a sensitive, loving and reverent portrait Jesus Christ.