BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
USA/ 2005/ 1 t. 59 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
CAST:
Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Colm Feore, Jennifer Carpenter
DIRECTOR:
Scott Derrickson
WRITER:
Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Tom Stern
PRODUCER:
Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi
A horror film and a court room drama about Emily Rose and the evil spirits who have possessed her.

This film is based on a true story. In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college girl. Told in terrifying flash-backs, the film chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Says the director Scott Derrickson: “The two great interests of my life have been cinema and religious philosophy, and although this film is not an attempt to provide any metaphysical answers, it is intended to provoke spiritually significant questions. Both aesthetically and thematically, it seems to me that most Hollywood films tend toward either pointless darkness or facile transcendence. The films that interest me the most, however, are those that avoid these polar extremes, choosing instead to search for truth and transcendence in the dark".

Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson graduated from Biola University with a degree in humanities, a second degree in communications, and a minor in theological studies. He also graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters Degree in Film Production. His filmography consists of LOVE IN RUINS (1995), HELLRAISER VS INFERNO (2000) and GHOSTING (2001).