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Il Presepe di Calcata

Everyone in town has a foot in the presepe.
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Il Presepe di Calcata

Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Religion, Culture, and Social Issues
Synopsis

The Italian town of Calcata was occupied by hippie artisans, one of whom is the Dutch sculptor Marijcke van der Maden. This is the story of her handmade Nativity scene (presepe in Italian) which caricatures the residents of the village.

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The documentary film is about the town of Calcata and its eccentric residents, and chiefly follows the handmade Nativity scene (presepe in Italian) of the Dutch sculptor Marijcke van der Maden, a resident of Calcata since 1984. For 30 years, van der Maden has presented the village with this personalized nativity scene, populated by figurines of the local villagers and displayed each Christmas at Il Granarone, a local cultural association. “All the statues are handmade and represent the real people of Calcata. Every year I make a new person and I never tell who it will be,” she says.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
20 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Get Thee to a Nunnery Productions
Country
Italy
Years of Production
.5
Locations
Calcata, Italy

Distribution Details

Release year
2015
Festivals
Christian Online Film Festival
Awards
Christian Online Film Festival: Best Documentary
Language
English/Italian (bilingual)

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