St. Anthony Bonfires in Mamoiada

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2014 / 17 minutes

Directed by
Michele Trentini
Anthropologist
Country of production
Italy
Series
Carnival King of Europe

St. Anthony’s Day marks the first annual outing of the celebrated Sardinian Mamuthones with their blackened shepherd’s outfit, carefully directed by their eternal antagonists, the Issohadores.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 7 - THE PASTORAL LEGACY. The living icons of an idealized pastoral past can often be detected behind the masquerade, revealed by the abundance of fleece in the costumes and the tinkling of bells.

Films included in DVD 7: One day in Begnishte (7 minutes), The Silvesters of Urnäsch (12:30 minutes), The Day of the Masks on the Karst (14 minutes), The Day of the Rams in Gljev (17 minutes), St. Anthony Bonfires in Mamoiada (17 minutes).

Region
South-East Europe
Country
Italy
Keywords
Festivals / Carnival Folklore