Monday, May 11, 2009


a great movie, probably the best movie to experience and witness eastern christian spirituality!

Winner of 5 Nika Awards (Russian Oscars) including Best Film. Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives a very unusual man. His fellow-monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. However, he considers himself unworthy because of a sin he committed in his youth. The film is a parable, combining the realities of Russian everyday life with monastic ritual and routine.

Video Details

  • Actors: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yana Yesipovich, Dmitri Dyuzhev
  • Directors: Pavel Lungin
  • Format: NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled, Import
  • Language: Russian
  • Subtitles: English, Russian
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rating:
  • Studio: VOX - Video
  • Run Time: 112 minutes

you can purchase it here (even using paypal)

1 comment:

  1. Dear Padre:

    I agree! This is one of the best movies I've ever seen. The story is beautifully told and the cinematography is exceptional. I was virtually blown away by the close up shot of the future Father Anatoli as a light passes in front of him. Spectacular! I have recommended this movie (and willingly loan it) to all of my parishoners.

    One cannot find a more touching film on Eastern spirituality than this one.