Controversial Dox

Libera Nos

Federica Di Giacomo
Screening time  
02.03. / Thursday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
02.03. / Thursday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
04.03. / Saturday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
A story about the practice of exorcism and people's issues of everyday life.

Every year, in Italy, in Europe and in the world, a higher and higher number of people affirms to feel possessed by Satan. The Catholic Church responds to this emergency training more and more exorcist priests. The veteran Father Cataldo is one of them. Gloria, Enrico, Anna and Giulia follow Father Cataldo's mass and look for a cure to their disease, for which they're not able to find labels nor answers. Libera Nos is the story about the practice of exorcism and people's issues of everyday life. Contrasts between ancient traditions and modern habits, between sacred and profane, meet in this astonishing documentary and reveal themselves disturbing and hilarious at the same time.


Federica Di Giacomo

Federica Di Giacomo, from La Spezia, graduated in Anthropology from the University of Florence. She followed the European Master’s documentary program in Barcelona, where she collaborated as assistant screenwriter to Joaquim Jordá and José Louis Guerin. In 2006 she made her first full-length documentary film, Il lato grottesco della vita, which was awarded a prize by the Turin Film Festival, among others. In 2009 she directed Housing. Libera Nos is her latest documentary.

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France, Italy
2016, 89'

Directed by:
Federica Di Giacomo

Screenplay by:
Federica Di Giacomo, Andrea Sanguigni

Greta de Lazzaris, Carlo Sisalli

Edited by:
Aline Hervé, Edoardo Morabito

Gianfilippo Pedote, Francesco Virga

Produced by:
Mir Cinematografica, Opéra Films

Festivals & Awards:

Venice International Film Festival 2016 – Orizzonti Section – Best Film; Tbilisi Film Festival 2016; FIDOCS 2016; Doclisboa 2016