VENICE 2022 Giornate degli Autori
Abel Ferrara • Director of Padre Pio
"This is all happening in a small town where everyone knows everybody and everyone knows what's going on"
by Vittoria Scarpa, Emanuele Basso
VENICE 2022: We chatted to the US director about his new film, dedicated to the life of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, which features a visceral performance by Shia LaBeouf
We chatted to US director Abel Ferrara about his new film Padre Pio [+see also:
interview: Abel Ferrara
film profile], dedicated to the life of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, in which the young monk's (a visceral performance by Shia LaBeouf) early days at the monastery are intertwined with the popular uprising of 1920 in San Giovanni Rotondo, which was violently put down. The film is in competition in the 19th Giornate degli Autori at Venice.