Xeriohagy (40th Day )



Четрдесетодневни помен
13’, 2000
DIRECТED BY / Zoran Antić
CINEMATOGRAPHER / Milašin Marković
PRODUCED BY / National Museum in Požarevac, Timok TelevisionTromsø 

Wallachians in Eastern Serbia cherish the cult of life after death. On the occasion of xerophagy (pomane) the ritual recorded in the film takes place. It has its roots in ancient pre-Christian times. It is belived that on this day the soul finally leaves this world and takes its place in heaven, according to its merits, having visted all the places where the deceased had stayed during the lifetime.