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"[An] unclassifiable, almost reality-defying mix of religious drama, supernatural fantasy and whimsical comedy." – Slant

In 1600s Italy, a priest's suicide leads a nun to be accused of communicating with the devil. As she suffers through a series of ordeals, the priest's brother visits her cell and urges her to confess. In a parallel story, a convent prison is at the centre of a real estate deal. In its shadows lurks the property's owner: a mysterious, elderly man who is only able to leave by nightfall.

One of Italy's most admired filmmakers, Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, MIFF 1996) has challenged and entertained audiences for over five decades. Picking up the FIPRESCI Prize at Venice, Blood of My Blood is one of his most ingenious and surprising efforts, and evidence that the veteran director remains a master of his profession.

"An enigmatically bifurcated tale … this is rich, uncanny, and moving in ways that are difficult to pin down, which often are the most stimulating ways." – MUBI Notebook

D/S Marco Bellocchio P Simone Gattoni, Beppe Caschetto WS The Match Factory L Italian w/English subtitles TD DCP/2015


Code Date Session Venue Wishlist
1040 29 Jul 2016
1:30 pm
Forum Theatre
100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
8611 08 Aug 2016
6:30 pm
Hoyts Melbourne Central Cinema 10
100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event

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