The Miracle Of Saint Anthony

  • Portugal 
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In the middle of June the village of Santo Antonio de Mixoes da Serra in the Valdreu region of Northern Portugal honours its Patron Saint with a very special festival. On this day the local farmers bring their animals to the church, to be blessed: cows, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and rabbits are in attendance. This ancient tradition is passed from generation to generation, and today, just as hundreds of years ago, animals and people flock up the mountain roads to the church square to take part in the religious festival. The film is about this miracle.


  • Original Title
    Milagre De Santo António
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Sergei Loznitsa
  • Editing
    Danielus Kokanauskis
  • Sound
    Vladimir Golovnitski
  • Runtime
    40 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Nuno Rodrigues, Curtas Metragens C.R.L.
      • Portugal
  • Distribution
      • Nuno Rodrigues, Curtas Metragens C.R.L.
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