TAC International Film and Video Festival The Twilight of the Celts




Drawing of Celtic Ritual  Celtic Skull




French-speaking Switzerland is the scene of an extraordinary discovery. On Mormont Hill, diggers have unearthed a huge Celtic sanctuary, the largest known to date. Two thousand years ago, the Helvetians dug hundreds of shafts in this isolated spot to deposit offerings to their gods: objects, animals, and fragments of human bodies. The discovery enables archaeologists to inquire into the religious practices of Swiss ancestors. Rituals, sacrifices and Druids: what do we know, or think we know, about the remarkable Celtic civilization? In an attempt to answer this question, this thriller-like film follows the excavations of the site and the archaeologists’ work step by step. Sudden new discoveries immerse us in a mysterious world transitional between the imaginative and the real.




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Length: 52 min.
Country: Switzerland
Language: French with English subtitles
Producer: Climage
Producer website: www.climage.ch
Distributor: Climage
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Festival Screenings and Awards:

ARTE France TV, 2008
TSR (French Swiss TV), 2008
TSI (Italian Swiss TV), 2008
Planète France TV, 2008
Solothurn Film Festival, Switzerland
Amiens Festival of Archaeological Film, Amiens, France
Arkeolan: International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa, Irun, Spain
Belgrade International Festival of Archaeological Film, Belgrade, Serbia
ICRONOS: International Festival of Archaeological Film, Bordeaux, France
Prize of the Society of Broadcasting and Television of the Canton of Vaud for the best history documentary on Swiss TV 2008