The Island (Остров)

I tripped over a youtube channel recently that had much of the movie “Остров” (The Island) in clips through published. I really love this movie and would recommend getting a copy. It shows some insight into monastic life but is also abundant in lessons of faith.

From the video info:

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.

 

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