Grandma Stanija's Church


Баба Станијина црква
Serbia / 16’, 1998
DIRECТED BY: Miroslav Vojinović
PRODUCED BY: Crony Studio, Belgrade

On Father’s Day in 1944, Stanija Popović had a vision of a man who endowed her with a gift from God to foretell future and heal people, for which abilities she soon became famous. Forty years later, the same man told her that she should build a church on her property. In the third vision, she saw the icons of St. Nicholas and the Ascension of Christ which she interepted as a sign to whom to dedicate the church. The film tells a story about the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension at the church she built.