44th edition 21 January - 1 February 2015

Way of PassionSP-2012 

Trapani, Sicily. Its inhabitants are preparing for the Good Friday procession that has taken place annually for 400 years. A swift and ubiquitous camera takes us on a 24 hour journey into the heat of the action and the heart of emotions.

Trapani, Sicily. The men of the town prepare for the Easter procession. Clothes are remodelled and the immense statues that have to be carried on their shoulders through the narrow streets of the town during the procession have to be repaired. This annual procession has taken place for 400 years, a tradition that is cherished. It’s a great honour to be chosen as one of the bearers, be it a heavy and emotional task.
Joerg Burger follows the preparations and the procession itself, that lasts all night. His floating camera follows the events without commentary: not only is there no narrator, but in the film itself barely a word is said. The film focuses on the extreme devotion and worship that grips Trapani for 24 hours, both for Christ as for the bearers who now briefly have to take his place.

Comments
Mooi beeld van vooral mannen, macho mannen die op zoek zijn naar zingeving en broederschap. En dat ook vinden, geheel op Siciliaanse wijze.
Webreview from PeteRRR on 31 January 2012 00:32
Mooi document,geeft een uitstekende weergave van de sfeer tijdens deze zeer belangrijke dag voor katholieken.Ben zelf twee keer in Andalusie in zuid spanje geweest tijdens de week voor pasen,speciaal om deze sfeer mee te maken.
Door deze film zat ik er weer middenin
Webreview from Jaap Poot on 28 January 2012 22:20
Zelf niet katholiek of wat voor geloof dan ook. Wel bekend met het passieverhaal.
Deze documentaire gaat over gemeenschapszin, afzien, ergens naar toe leven en ontlading. Soms met humor. Mijn waardering ****
Webreview from denker on 27 January 2012 19:47
Austria 2011
DirectorJoerg Burger
ProducerJoerg Burger
Salessixpackfilm
ScenarioJoerg Burger
PhotographyJoerg Burger, Johannes Hammel
EditorJoerg Burger
MusicWalther Soyka, Karl Stirner
Length89'
Film formatHDcam
Websitewww.sixpackfilm.com
Themes
2012 Spectrum



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