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MONASTERY, THE

Denmark, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Documentaries)

Director: Pernille Rose Grønkjaer

MONASTERY, THE

Wills are tested and lives changed forever in this heartwarming and often hilarious story of two very different people thrown together by chance. Fifty years ago, 82 year-old Vig bought a castle in the Danish countryside intending to turn it into a monastery. Many years later, his dream appears to come true with some Russian Orthodox nuns taking up residence there. But these nuns have plans of their own, making the path to Vig's fulfillment a trying one. A multiple award-winner, including the Joris Ivens Award at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. “A deeply satisfying work of uncommon intimacy and grace, it leaves us pondering which is the better measure of our time on earth - how we live or what we leave behind.” - San Francisco Film Festival

D Pernille Rose Grønkjær P Sigrid Helene Dyekjær S Jens Arentzen, Per K. Kirkegaard, Pernille Rose Grønkjær WS First Hand Films L Danish, English, Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/84mins

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