Exorcisms are not just for Hollywood to recycle into a countless number of films. They are real. At least that’s what the makers of The Exorcist of the 21st Century would like you to believe.
Norwegian filmmaker Fredrik Horn Akselsen followed real life, Vatican approved, exorcist Jose Antonio Fortea around to document his life’s work, the cult-like following he has achieved, and what happens when he crosses paths with a demon.
Watch the clip below and judge for yourself.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
The Exorcist in the 21st Century takes the viewer into the unknown and sinister world of exorcism in the Catholic Church. We meet one of the few exorcists in Europe, the Vatican approved José Antonio Fortea. He travels around the world on a mission to enlighten the masses about demonic possession. Constanza, a Colombian woman, is desperately looking for Fr. Fortea’s help. She claims to have been possessed by demons for nearly 15 years and goes through a ritual of exorcism before she sees the Spanish exorcist as a last hope for spiritual liberation. The film follows both their journeys and gives a unique insight into one of the world most secret and mystical rites – the Catholic ritual of exorcism.