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From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem  //  Iš dar nebaigtų Jeruzalės pasakų (Orig.)

DIR: Arunas Matelis
1996 / Lithuania / 26 min

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The film based on a strange old pagan tradition, still preserved in only one village in Semogitia (a part of Lithuania). The tradition goes back to the archaic space of the magic’s of folk theater.

The tradition ‑ guarding the God on the Easter night ‑ have mixed pagan and Christianity rituals now. On that night theatrically dressed up "the Artists" and "the Warriors" gather in the church, where "the warriors" will guard the statue of the God and "the artists" will try to steal it. Having failed, they will mock the proud "the warriors", the villagers on guard and the sacred thinks in the church. The night will go deeper. The people and "the warriors" will get sleepily and must fight not only with "the artists" but also and with fatigue. And we cannot understand what is it? A strange Semogitian game, longing for an unusual fiesta or mystic possibility to go lot of years back.

Night falls on a village, half‑drowned in water and surrounded by strange urban islands "cosmic ground" and villagers get together to their church to their church to perform an ancient and archaic ritual.

There is a strong feeling for me that something New and Unknown is going to happen. May be it is the beginning of "new times of Noah".

About

Director Arunas Matelis
Screenplay Arunas Matelis
Dir. of Photography A.Trukanas, R.Leipus, V.Radzevicius
Editing
Music
Sound
Duration 26 min
Year 1996
Country Lithuania
Colour Black & White
Tags observational, religion, rituals, theatre, traditions
Production Studio Nominum
Studio Nominum
Address:  Nemencines pl. 4-210
City:  2016 Vilnius
Country:  Lithuania
Web:  www.nominum.lt
E-mail:  
Phone:  +370 5 2373153
Fax:  +370 5 2373153

Distribution
Festivals

Special price in Bornholm ...

Special price in Bornholm TV and Film festival

Awards

Rotterdam international film festival ...

Rotterdam international film festival,
Oberhausen international film festival,
Bornholm international film and TV festival,
“Cinema du reel” international film festival in centre G. Pompidou,
Berlin TV and film festival “TV Europe XXI“,
San Paulo international film festival,
Trieste international film festival,
Tokyo “Images Forum” international film festival,
Parnu anthropology international film festival
and others.

Film was included in film history program about “poetic documentary” in European film college (in Denmark).



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