Habillage
64' 
35 mm 
1998 

HOWLING FOR GOD

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Other thematics of this movie
Europe
Religion


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Dan ALEXE


Picture

In Macedonia, former Yugoslavia, two Sheiks squabble for power in a Dervish brotherhood. In this fragile, unsteady society, far from God and traditional Sufism, their petty quarrel focusses on the issue of which group will pierce themselves at the Nevruz ceremony.
Through the rivalry between these two characters, who correspond two opposing archetypes of religious leaders, the documentary offers a living glimpse of spiritual experience at a popular level which, despite the humorous situations and extraordinary images, may shock our sensitivity. The Dervishes practice a form of Islamic yoga consisting of rhythmic movements, repetitive chants and controlled breathing. During the ceremony, the Dervishes pierce their face, neck or limbs with nails and spikes. In their state of trance no blood flows.
But the mystical market-place is over-crowded. Each Sheik attemp to attract the greatest number of faithfuls and thus diminish the importance of his rival.

Technical informations

Réalisateur / Director:

Dan ALEXE

Scénario / Script:

Dan ALEXE

Image / Photography:

Philippe GUILBERT

Son/Sound:

Etienne CURCHOD

Montage / Editing:

Nathalie PIGEOLET

Mixage / Mixing:

Jean-François GOSSELIN

Musique / Musique:

Naat VELIOV

Kocani ORKESTAR

Producteur / Producer:

VIVI Film

Coproducteurs / Co-producers:

W.I.P. Wallonie Image Production

LUNA BLUE Film - MKRTV - MTV -RTBF - UNLIMITED Prod. Art & Edit- M. Ltda - Ceska Televize

Broadcast list

Festivals:

1998

-IDFA d'Amsterdam (P-B)

-Rencontres Int du cinéma doc d'Amascultura (Port)

-Traces de vie à Vic-le-Comte (F)

-Rencontres doc de Gentilly (F)

-Fest. de Sibiu (Roumanie)

Prix:

-Premier Prix du Festival documentaire à Traces de vie de Vic-le Comte en 1998

-Prix de la critique à l'IDFA d'Amsterdam en 1998

Diffusion TV:

-Télévision macédonienne le 23/3/1998

-Multicanal le 22/7/1998 et le 7/8/1998

-RTBF2 le 6/8/1998

-RTBF1 le 9/8/1998

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