The Island

Dir. Pavel Lounguine

Russia 2006 | Colour | 112 mins | Cert 12 | Drama

Cast: Pyotr Mamonov, Victor Sukhorukov, Dmitry Dyuzhev

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.

Available on: DVD


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