A CANDLE FOR THE MADONNA
by Hans A. Guttner

A CANDLE FOR THE MADONNA
tells about an annually celebrated religious ritual holding nothing less than a great moment of  salvation. The film unreels like a drama: It begins in lanes nearly void of people. But slowly streets and places fill with people having a common destination. In front of the Church of the Madonna dell´Arco the festivities reach their culmination with the rapturous expressions of faith shown by individual pilgrims losing their emotional control, acting ecstatically, which may lead to their physical breakdown. For all of them, the religious tension they had been accumulating all over the year discharges at the very moment they enter the church and stand before the Madonna.


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A CANDLE FOR THE MADONNA

Photography: Friedel Klütsch
Sound: Miriam Pucitta
Editor: Jean André
Writer: H.A. Guttner, Werner Petermann
Producer: Jutta Malin
Production: Guttner Film, 1996

45 Min | English / German version

German title: EINE KERZE FÜR DIE MADONNA
 
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