A Black Jesus

  • Documentary
  • 1h 32m

I en ældgammel, idyllisk landsby på Sicilien brydes religiøse ritualer med nye tider i en billedskøn debutfilm, produceret af Wim Wenders.

I en ældgammel, idyllisk landsby på Sicilien brydes religiøse ritualer med nye tider i en billedskøn debutfilm, produceret af Wim Wenders.

På Sicilien er tiden er gået i stå engang i et tidligere århundrede. For hvorfor skulle man ændre noget, som allerede er perfekt? Livet på den smukke, solrige ø er bundet op af traditioner, og for folk i landsbyen Siculiana er de indkapslet i byens vartegn og stolthed: en sort Jesusfigur. Men gamle religiøse ritualer brydes med nye tider i de smalle og støvede gader. I de senere år er stadig flere afrikanske flygtninge kommet til, og selvom gæstfriheden er stor og den lokale Jesus er sort, er det ikke alle, der er lige begejstrede. Men alle høres i Luca Lucchesis atmosfæriske debutfilm med et blik for de menneskelige ting, der forbinder os, i stedet for dem, der skiller os ad.

In an ancient and idyllic village in Sicily, religious rituals wrestle with modern times in a splendid, baroque debut produced by Wim Wenders.

In Sicily, time came to a standstill at some point in a past century. For why would you change something that is already perfect? Life on the beautiful, sunny island is deeply steeped with traditions. For the people of the village of Siculiana, the traditions are encapsulated in their landmark and source of pride: a black figure of Jesus. But old religious rituals are being broken in newer times in the narrow and dusty streets. In recent years, increasing numbers of African refugees have arrived in the area. Even though the hospitality is large and the local Jesus is black, not everyone is equally enthusiastic. But everyone is given a voice in Luca Lucchesi’s atmospheric debut, which has an eye for the things that unite us instead of those that separate us.

Producer

Wim Wenders

Producer

Lea Germain

Director

Luca Lucchesi

Sprog

Italian

Undertekster

English

Land

Germany

Studie

Road Movies