PARTICIPATION: Produced by 59 en Conserva
Producer: Mariangela Mondolo-Burghard
Director and Cinematographer: Irene M. Borrego
Editing: Manuel Muñoz Rivas, Emma Tusell
Sound Design: Sheyla Pool
Sound Mixing: Patrick Ghislain
DCP Dolby 5.1. Spain-Serbia. 2013. 25 min.
Documentary / Fiction (Hybrid)
Shooting location: Pozega, Serbia
Language: Serbian -screening without subtitles preferred
Funding: ICAA Spanish Film Instutute | FilmArt
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67th Edinburgh International Film Festival - Nominated Best International Short Film.
13th Kyiv International Film Festival - Best Cinematography and Best Editing Awards.
Festival de Cine Lima Independiente - Extra screening, Lima Independiente Bonus Track.
Adquired by Studio Nominum for its theatrical release in Lithuania.
Adquired by Feelmakers.
Festivals: Festival de Málaga. Cine Español (Spain) - Official Selection | IBAFF (Spain) - Official Selection | Festival de Cine Lima Independiente (Peru) - Panorama Internacional | MID Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá (Colombia) - Official Selection | Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh) - FIPRESCI | Jaipur IFF (India) - Official Selection | Srebrena Traka Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Official Selection | EDOX (Lithuania) - Official Selection | FEMCINE (Chile) - Official Selection | Atlantidoc (Uruguay) - Official Selection | 28th Montenegro International Film Festival (Montenegro) - Official Selection | SGAE en Corto (Spain) - Sala Berlanga | 11th Saint Petersburg International Short and Animation Film Festival (Russia) - Official Selection | Kyiv International Documentary Film Festival (Ukraine) - Official Selection | Barcelona Visual Sound (Catalonia, Spain) - Official Selection | Islantilla Cineforum (Spain) - Official Selection | 10º KO & Digital Festival Internacional de Cine Solidario (Spain) - Official Selection | 24ª Muestra Audiovisual Almacén de la Imagen (Cuba) | CinemAvvenire (Italy) - Official Selection | FENACO (Peru) - Official Selection | 11º Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Talca (Chile) - Official Selection| 9th Ruyesh Religious Film Festival (Iran) - Official Selection | Viva Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Official Selection | Cinemística - Yasujiro Ozu Seminar (Spain) | Other film festivals
Synopsis: In a little village in the heart of Serbia Mirko takes care of the old and small Serbian-Orthodox church of the community. Every day he opens the church and with strong dedication prepares all details for the service that the priest will give. When everything is ready, Mirko rings the bells. Only an old and devoted woman enters the church: she is the only person attending the service. But one day not even the old lady arrives.
As a cinematographic attempt to capture the invisible, The Loaves and Fish tries to catch the essence and mystery of the profound faith of a small Orthodox community in a remote Serbian village. But this is also a documentary about faith in its broader meaning: faith conceived as persistence, dedication and the capacity to wait. Somehow it is a film about the meaning of silence and work. The filmmakers contributing to the project are combining an atmspheric use of sound and image to create a film they like to describe as a «documentary tale».
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