The next 20th of April, the documentary film The Devil and Father Amorth (2017) will finally see the light. Sadly, it won’t have a theatrical release, as many of us expected. Although at least had a premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival last year, so some lucky audience had the experience to witness it on a big screen.
This straight to video release, directed by master filmmaker William Friedkin, take us to an alleged real exorcism practiced by Father Gabriele Amorth to an Italian woman. The film also includes interviews with scientists and neurologists, as well as with bishop Robert Barron.
The late Father Gabriele Amorth was an Italian Roman Catholic Priest and an exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who claimed to have performed tens of thousands of exorcisms over his half a dozen plus decades as a Catholic Priest.
William Friedkin is one of the quintessence filmmakers in modern horror. This is the classic The Exorcist (1973), based on the William Peter Blatty novel of the same name and probably the scariest horror film ever made. Other titles like thrillers The French Connection (1971), Rampage (1987), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) or Jade (1995) certify that this is a filmmaker to always take in consideration. His latest feature film to date is Killer Joe (2011), a little gem of a crime thriller that must be a mandatory watch to any fan of the genre and cinema in general.
If you want to know more about The Devil and Father Amorth (2017), you can read the full article published in Ganiveta here. It includes more details about the film and Father Gabriele Amorth, as well as a link to a very interesting interview with director William Friedkin after the screening of the documentary the Venice Film Festival (via Positive Magazine’s official Youtube channel). Also, check out the official trailer for the film here:
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