Story of Judas ★★★½

L'Histoire de Judas passes over a fraught story with a very gentle touch. Everything is humanized. This is not the story of Jesus, the Son of God, nor that of Judas the Disciple. This is a movie about a Rabbi and his Friend. Perhaps that takes away it's mythic value, or diminishes it's power as an archetypal tale. I feel the opposite. L'histoire de Judas is able to put the humanity back into the archetypes, to restore them of their dignity and perhaps, through them, restore the myth as well.