Way of Passion

  • 89'
  • Austria
  • 2011
Trapani, Sicily. The men of the town prepare for the Easter procession. Clothes are remodelled and the immense statues that have to be carried on their shoulders through the narrow streets of the town during the procession have to be repaired. This annual procession has taken place for 400 years, a tradition that is cherished. It’s a great honour to be chosen as one of the bearers, be it a heavy and emotional task.
Joerg Burger follows the preparations and the procession itself, that lasts all night. His floating camera follows the events without commentary: not only is there no narrator, but in the film itself barely a word is said. The film focuses on the extreme devotion and worship that grips Trapani for 24 hours, both for Christ as for the bearers who now briefly have to take his place.

Director
Joerg Burger
Country of production
Austria
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
89'
Medium
HDcam
Language
Italian
Producer
Joerg Burger
Sales
sixpackfilm
Cinematography
Johannes Hammel, Joerg Burger
Editor
Joerg Burger
Music
Karl Stirner, Walther Soyka
Website
http://www.sixpackfilm.com