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The Miracle of Saint Anthony

The Miracle of Saint Anthony

In the middle of June, the village of Santo António de Mixões da Serra in the Valdreu region of Northern Portugal honors 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.

Sergei Loznitsa was born 1964 in Belarus and grew up in the Ukraine. Graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow in 1997. He has been making documentary films since 1996 and has received numerous national and international awards. In 2010 Loznitsa’s feature debut MY JOY premiered in the main competition at the Festival de Cannes followed by IN THE FOG in 2012 and MAIDAN in 2014.

SEGODNYA MY POSTROIM DOM (Today We Are Going To Build A House, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1996, short doc), ZHIZN, OSEN (Life, Autumn, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1998, short doc), POLUSTANOK (The Train Stop, 2000, short doc), POSELENIJE (The Settlement, 2001, doc), PORTRET (Portrait, 2002, short doc), PEYZAZH (Landscape, 2003, doc), FABRIKA (Factory, 2004, short doc), BLOKADA (Blockade, 2005, doc), ARTEL (2006, short doc), SEVERNY SVET (Northern Light, 2008, doc), PREDSTAVLENYE (Revue, 2009, doc), SCHASTYE MOE (My Joy, 2010), V TUMANE (In The Fog, 2012; CE '13), O MILAGRE DE SANTO ANTÓNIO (The Miracle of Saint Anthony, 2012, short doc), PISMO (The Letter, 2012, short doc), REFLECTIONS. DIRECTOR'S CUT (2014, short doc), MAIDAN (2014, doc), THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY (2014, short doc)

Tribute 2015

Sergei Loznitsa

Portugal 2012
DigiBeta / color
40 minutes
OmeU

Cinematography
Sergei Loznitsa
Sound
Vladimir Golovnitzkiy

Trailer
Website

Production

Curtas Metragens CRL
Auditório Municipal, Pr República
4480-715 Vila do Conde
Portugal
T +351 252 64 66 83
F +351 252 63 80 27
agencia@curtas.pt
www.curtas.pt
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Curtas Metragens CRL
Auditório Municipal, Pr República
4480-715 Vila do Conde
Portugal
T +351 252 64 66 83
F +351 252 63 80 27
agencia@curtas.pt
www.curtas.pt