Eliska Lubojatzka

In Eastern Slavic mythology, zagovory is a form of verbal folk magic. Users of zagovory can enchant objects or people. This short movie works with the aesthetics of Slavic folklore, body, and natural scenery and transforms their mysterious beauty into comprehensive visuals, supplemented by a voiceover, reading some of the authentic zagovory. It focuses on the process of purification, healing, ritual, the use of the elements of Slavic folklore, and the connection of body and nature. The central visual motifs use a human body surrounded by the natural environment, various objects, elements, and rituals of the purification process.