Previously at the ICA - Films
27 Oct 2017 – 2 Nov 2017
A hard-hitting documentary filmed in Palermo, Deliver Us follows two Sicilian priests as they perform the ancient rite of exorcism – a practice that is regaining popularity within the Catholic Church worldwide.
Federica di Giacomo's compelling, often chilling film offers a startlingly intimate insight into the work of veteran exorcist Father Migliazzo and fellow Franciscan priest Father Carmine – modern healers who offer religious salvation and solace in place of clinical help for some of the island's most desperate and vulnerable individuals.
Taking the award for Best Film in the 73rd Venice Film Festival's Horizons section, Deliver Us explores a postmodern world in which medieval traditions and contemporary values coexist, presenting a story told from the perspectives of the people who experience it every day, both the possessed and those who seek to deliver them.
Deliver Us, dir. Federica Di Giacomo, Italy/France 2016, 94 mins