Life of Brian
Director: Terry Jones Run Time: 94 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1978
Starring: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Born next door to Jesus on Christmas Day, poor Brian is forever mistaken for the Messiah in Life of Brian co-penned by (and starring) Terry Gilliam.
Who better to tackle the silliness of biblical films, religious intolerance, bureaucracy and, well, life in general than the glorious Monty Python crew? Brian is a Jew growing up in Roman-occupied Judea who joins up with an anti-Roman political group (Judean People’s Front or the the People’s Front of Judea?), becomes mistaken for a prophet, becomes a reluctant Messiah and then hangs on a cross. And not for nothing, John Cleese looks great in a toga. Always look on the bright side of life…
Life of Brian is part of THE WORKS – TERRY GILLIAM program.