Deliver Us (Liberami)
Director: Frederico Di Giacomo
Cast: Father Cataldo Migliazzo
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Italy-France 2016 89 mins. (15)
Released by Network
Exorcism is back in fashion. Every year, more and more people claim that their illnesses are caused by demonic possession and seek exorcism. Sicilian priest Father Cataldo Migliazzo is top of the exorcist list in Sicily, with many saying they're possessed attending his Tuesday mass. The numberer of priests that the Catholic Church nominates as exorcists is on the increase and we're told that al French dioceses have at least one exorcist and in Spain, the archdiocese of Madrid desperately seeks more. An emergency call centre has been set up in Rome and Milan and in the US, the number of exorcists has increased tenfold over the last few years.
Beyond a view of those claiming possession there's no in depth analysis. How much can be traced back to psychological-mental health problems and why is the request for exorcism on the up? Sad and pointless.