The history of an entire town converges in one period of the year: Holy Week. This documentary gives a subtle chronology of the celebration of this Catholic rite in a small Spanish city.
La Madruga. The chronology of a rite
In the south of Spain, in Andalusia, lies the town of Jerez de la Frontera. Following the Catholic tradition of the country, its inhabitants prepare to celebrate the most important event of the year: Holy Week.
Through a serene and respectful portrayal, director Alejandro Cano documents the daily routine of the days leading up to the celebration and its development. Food, symbols, costumes and songs, this film is a container of ingredients of a transcendental rite.