Timkat by Ico Costa in competition at Visions du Réel [25/03/2021]

Timkat, the last short film directed by Ico Costa is in the Visions du Réel International Medium Length & Short Film Competition, now in its 52nd edition. This year it will be fully online from 15th to 25th of April 2021.

On a trip to the ancient capital of Ethiopia, Gondar celebrates Timkat: a purification ritual in which moments of joy, trance and religious devotion reveal pride in the national identity. The commemoration of Christ's baptism in the Jordan River with the aim of saving humanity. Those who are not baptized every year will not be able to enter the kingdom of heaven.

2021, Portugal, 13'

Cinematography: Ico Costa, Ana Mariz
Sound: Ana Mariz, Tewoderous Ayanaw
Editing: Raúl Domingues, Ico Costa
Production: Ico Costa / Oublaum Filmes
Co-Production: Pedro Peralta / Terratreme