A Holy Place (1990)


Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is a film based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol’s 1835 short story, ‘Viy'[1]. However, director Đorđe Kadijević uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into the dark side of eroticism[2].

Gogol’s story revolves around Toma, a reluctant theology student who is forced to read the Psalms over an (un)dead girl for three nights in a row. Meanwhile, supernatural forces attempt to grab him from the Holy Circle drawn on the church floor[5].


Last updated byAnonymous on October 29, 2023