The Beautiful White Masks of Rèsije

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© Trentini
15 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

In a small community of Italian Slavic-speakers, the performance by the Beautiful White Masks, impersonated by women, comes to an abrupt end with the burning of the Babaz.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 8 - STRAW MEN AND HUMAN SACRIFICE. The climax of the masquerade, which marks a turning point in social time, is the staging of a human sacrifice by the burning of a ritual dummy.

Films included in DVD 8: The trial, sentence and execution of Johnny Woodstock (14:30 minutes), The Passion and Death of the Carlisèp (19 minutes), The Short Happy Life of the Poklad (26:30 minutes), The Bear Chase (7 minutes), The Beautiful White Masks of Rèsije (15 minutes).

Language and subtitles No Dialogue

Region South-East Europe

Country Italy

Keywords Festivals / Carnival Folklore