As she leaves for college, epileptic Michaela decides to go off her medication. She soon starts hearing voices that tell her to avoid religious objects, although she is a devout Christian. One priest scoffs at the idea that she could be possessed by demons, but a younger pastor arranges an exorcism.
Passions run as high as the heavens in a true-to-life tale of a student torn between illness, faith, and desire. Gracing the screen after a decade of acting in theater, an impressive young Sandra Hüller was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlinale for her extraordinary turn in this tempestuous film.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States