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ISLAND, THE

Russia, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Pavel Lounguine

ISLAND, THE

“This is a film about the fact that God exists.” - Pavel Lounguine Set in an Orthodox monastery, The Island follows a Russian monk's quest for salvation. Haunted by the sins of his youth and questions of faith, he lives a hermit-like existence in the bowels of the monastery. Above him, the rituals of Russian Orthodoxy play out. For the visitors to the island, he has the power to heal, to expel demons and to foretell the future. But for this monk, as he moves towards the final act of judgement, the past is prescient. A multiple award-winner and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

D Pavel Lounguine P Sergey Shumakov, Pavel Lounguine S Dmitry Sobolev WS Intercinema XXI Century L Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/112mins

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