Caroling with the Star among the Bersntoler

© Trentini
26 minutes / Colour / 2015
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Greece

Series Carnival King of Europe

In the German-speaking Bersntol (Val dei Mòcheni) in the Italian Alps, the Three Wise Men have left in their stead a robust choir of young men, parading the Star from farm to farm.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 2 - CHRISTMAS AND THEREABOUTS IN THE ALPS. At the very heart of the winter rituals, Christmas time in the Alps harbours a host of traditional masquerades, from the Day of St. Nicholas to the Epiphany.

Films included in DVD 2: St. Nicholas’ Night in Val di Fassa (15 minutes), Caroling with the Star among the Bersntoler (26 minutes), Sweeping Evil Away in Rauris (8:30 minutes), The Great Epiphany of Wörth (13 minutes).

Language and subtitles German with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Val dei Mocheni

Region South-East Europe

Country Italy

Keywords Festivals / Carnival Folklore