The Cup is Already Filling Up
Three different events are joined together: the apparitions of Our Lady in Fátima (1917), in Garabandal (1961-1965), and in Medjugorje (1981). What they have in common is that those who saw the apparitions were children. A personal story is created using quotes from the children about their own experiences. The film deals with the feeling of being chosen and the responsibility that comes with being the Virgin Mary’s messenger. Archive material is mixed with contemporary images of the apparitions’ locations, which connect them to the present time.
Debora Elgeholm, who was born in Sweden in 1976, completed her master’s degree at the School of Photography and Film in Gothenburg, followed by further studies at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Elgeholm works primarily with video. Her films explore the connection between different societies and different religious convictions.
Films by Debora Elgeholm (Selection)
Not an Irrelevant Trifle 2019 | Visions in Norrland 2017 | Revelation in Kristineberg 2017 | Inner Surveillance 2015 | This Is What I Learned 2013 | You Have to Believe 2012 | Suspension of Disbelief 2008 | The Archives 200