A beautiful piece to watch (re-watch) this Great Lent

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Awards:
2006 — best film at the Moscow Premiere festival.
2007 — Six awards at the fifth national Golden Eagle Awards – “Best film”, “Best male support role” (Viktor Suhorukov), “Best male role” (Petr Mamonov), “Best director” (Pavel Lungin), “Best scenario” (Dmitry Sobolev), “Best operator work” (Andrei Zhegalov).
2007 – Nika Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, etc.

(© Pavel Lungin Studio, 2006).

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