Directed by Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Germany/Greece, 2012, 81', colour
In the hot plains of central Greece, Orthodox monasteries are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. Down in the valley, the eternal cycles of farm life – birth, milking, slaughter – provide a stark contrast to their ascetic world. The young monk Theodoros and the nun Urania have devoted their lives to the strict rituals and practices of their community. A growing affection for one another puts their monastic life under question. Torn between spiritual devotion and their human desire, they must decide which path to follow.
62nd Berlinale International Film Festival - Official Selection
Cannes Film Market 2012
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2015
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2013