2016 / 17 minutes

Directed by
Michele Trentini
Country of production
Carnival King of Europe

The Zanni of central Italy, are the same as the Pulcinella of the South of Italy or the Lachè in the North. They are Carnival heralds, clad in white, with a pointed, ribboned, imposing headpiece.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 5 PARADING THE VILLAGE. On Carnival days, the village is brought back to life thanks to the rejuvenating, well wishing presence of ritual masks.

Films included in DVD 5: The Day of the Pustje on Mt. Matajur (11 minutes), The Day of the Zanni (17 minutes), The White Primavera of the Agordino (16 minutes), The Gnaga (7:30 minutes), A Women’s Carnival in Tyrol (9:20 minutes), Visions of Shrove Thursday in Central Tyrol (10 minutes), Koza Szymborska. The Day of the Goat in Szymborze (14 minutes).

Language and subtitles
Italian with English Subtitles
South-East Europe
Folklore Festivals / Carnival