The Mass Is Ended

Tuesday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 4, 2012

35mm print “Don Giulio, a young, idealistic priest is assigned to his first parish after ten years of seclusion on a remote island. Arriving in Rome, he finds his new parishioners have defected en masse as a result of his predecessor’s amorous escapades. To make matters worse, his father is moving in with a younger woman, his unmarried sister is pregnant, and his best friend has become a terrorist. In a series of taut and wonderfully executed scenes, Moretti creates a meditation on the various forms love takes. Doubting his ability to solve his own problems, much less those of his flock, Don Giulio ponders life with a bewilderment and fascination that is perhaps not far from the filmmaker’s own distanced vantage point.” – Harvard Film Archive

Part of the series La Vita e Cinema: The Films of Nanni Moretti

  • Country Italy
  • Language In Italian with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1985
  • Running Time 94 minutes
  • Director Nanni Moretti

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