FAITH

Belonging
Director: Valentina Pedicini 2020 94 Minutes Ages 18+
FAITH Sun 04 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:30pm 94mins New Farm Six Cinemas
FAITH Thu 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:15pm 94mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
FAITH Sat 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 09:15pm 94mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

A visually striking voyage into the inner workings of a Catholic martial arts monastery in rural Italy.

Valentina Pedicini’s absorbing documentary invites the viewer inside the world of the Warriors of Light, whose beliefs and rituals blend Shaolin teachings with devout Catholicism. More than a decade in production, the film explores the strange power dynamics at play within the group and the demanding physical regime they undertake each day. Faith is an immersive and often unsettling look at a collection of people drawn together by their dedication to a way of life that shuts out all others.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 18+
Country:Italy
Language:Italian, with English subtitles
Director:Valentina Pedicini
Producer:Donatella Palermo
Program strand:Belonging
Rights:Fandango