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Liberami Programme 2020

by Federica Di Giacomo New World View: Italy

We have all seen exorcism rituals being conducted in horror movies – however, the practice of casting out the devil has recently been gaining in popularity in the Catholic Church, and the number of practicing exorcists is steadily increasing worldwide. Padre Cataldo from Palermo is one of the most sought-after experts in his field. Young or old, wealthy or poor, faithful believers or not – all of his clients have one thing in common: despair. Without intervention or comment, director Federica di Giacomo accompanied him and the "possessed" who entrust themselves to him. The result is a fascinating and frightening image of a practice that people undergo when psychological practices appear unworthy. Winner of Venice Film Festival’s prestigious ‘Orizzonti’ award.

  • Genre: DOC: Faith & Religion
  • Country, Year: Italy, France, 2016
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Federica Di Giacomo
  • Screenplay: Federica Di Giacomo, Andrea Sanguigni
  • Cinematography: Greta De Lazzaris, Carlo Sisalli
  • Editors: Aline Hervé, Edoardo Morabito
  • Sound: Mariano Blanco, Mirko Cangiamila, Danilo Romancino
  • Producers: Francesco Virga, Paolo Santoni
  • Executive Producers: Davide Pagano, Francesco Virga
  • Production Companies: MIR Cinematografica, Rai Cinema, Opera Films, France 3 Cinéma
  • World Sales: True Colours
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