O Milagre de Santo Antonio (The Miracle of Saint Anthony)
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.
A fragment drawn into immanence. Loznitsa shot the footage at a psychiatric institution in a forgotten corner of Russia and ends up with a document in which a sense of lostness and asynchronicity is prevalent. An account of phantoms dropped out of society.
Reflections - Director’s Cut
The expanded director’s cut of Loznita’s contribution to the omnibus film, The Bridges of Sarajevo.
The Old Jewish Cemetery
In this film, dedicated to Riga's Jewish community, Loznitsa takes us to one of the city's poorest districts and the Old Jewish Cemetery park where a group of alcoholics, young toughs and American tourists feel at home. There is little to remind us of this former Jewish cemetery's violent history.