The Day of the Masks on the Karst

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

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

A small village in the Slovenian Karst is entirely taken over by the local masks, the so called “Škoromati”.

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).

Language and subtitles Original Version (no subtitles)

Region South-East Europe

Country Slovenia

Keywords Folklore Festivals / Carnival