Nanni Moretti plagued by his inner demons... A poetic and neurotic comedy carried by grace
Don Giulio, a young priest, leaves the small island where he had officiated for ten years. He has just been appointed to a parish on the outskirts of Rome, near where he grew up. Thinking of finding comfort with his family and his childhood friends, Don Giulio is quickly disillusioned. Amorous infidelity, acute crisis of mysticism, temptation of political terrorism, he no longer understands the people around him...
A year after Bianca , Nanni Moretti continues with La Messe est fini his reflection on the quest for happiness and the difficult confrontation between principles and reality. With the irony and bittersweet tone that characterize his work, the filmmaker portrays a young priest facing a deep existential crisis. Winner of the Silver Bear at the 1986 Berlin Film Festival, La Messe est finie is a deeply moving film of humanity.
MASS IS OVER 1985 – Colors – 96 mins New Master Restored Original version + French version
Available in single Blu-ray or DVD editions
. ON "THE MASS IS OVER" (12 mn) “With La Messe est fini , Nanni Moretti takes stock of the 1970s and utopias, in a rather intimate and tragicomic way. » An interview with Thierry Jousse, film critic and historian.