Sergey LOZNITSA
Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА
Sergueï LOZNITSA
Portugal, 2012, 40mn 
Colour, documentary
Chudo Svyatogo Antoniya
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Чудо Cвятого Антония

 

 The Miracle of Saint Anthony

 Le Miracle de Saint Antoine

Other titles : O Milagre de Santo António
 
Directed by : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Writing credits : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Cinematography : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Sound : Vladimir GOLOVNITSKY (Владимир ГОЛОВНИЦКИЙ)
Companies : Curtas Metragens C.R.L.
 

Plot synopsis
In the middle of June the village of Santo Antonio de Mixoes da Serra in the Valdreu region of Northern Portugal honours its Patron Saint with a very special festival. On this day the local farmers bring their animals to the church – cows, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits – to be blessed. This ancient tradition is passed from generation to generation, and today, just as hundreds of years ago, animals and people flock up the mountain roads to the church square to become a part of the religious festival. The film is about this miracle.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Intégrale Sergueï Loznitsa au Centre Pompidou et carte blanche au réalisateur, Paris (France), 2020
- Debut National Film Festival "Dvijenie", Omsk (Russia), 2013
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2013
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2012

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