For a secretive organisation over some of their rituals, this is amazing. The director of The Exorcist, William Friedkin has revealed that he was allowed – at the Vatican – to film a real life exorcism. Talking to a masterclass at the Cannes Film Festival he commented:
“I was invited by the Vatican exorcist this month to shoot and video an actual exorcism which … few people have ever seen and which nobody has ever photographed,”
“I don’t think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing. I am not talking about some cult, I am talking about an exorcism by the Catholic church in Rome,”
The Vatican has not immediately responded to the requests for comment, but for the shear brilliance of the film, we owe them a debt of gratitude.