Directed by : Jacques Debs & Marie Arnaud

Europa Prima 2019 award at the International SEE FF in Paris and Berlin 2019

The authors asked themselves the following question: “What is happening today in the 21st century in monasteries in Europe? Why do young people leave the "normal" world to devote their lives to prayer and spirituality?”

The filmmakers embarked on a journey to discover the sources of Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals. They share with us the life of monastic communities from Ireland to Russia and from Greece to Germany. These monasteries are masterpieces of architecture and often they are full of treasures that monks and nuns have transmitted from generation to generation.

It is a film adventure that makes us discover a past sometimes forgotten, an unexpected present and that makes us share in these magical places the intimate and contemporary vision of these monks and nuns on our world.

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With : Yann Collette & Marie Arnaud (commentaires) - Marie Lenoir, Florence Le Corre, Nicolas Djermag & Antoine Tome (Voix)

Author : Marie Arnaud & Jacques Debs

Photography : Marc-Andre Batigne

Co-producers : ARTE G.E.I.E.

Sound : Emmanuel Zouki

Editing : Evelyne Ranaivoarivony & Thierry Simonnet

Original soundtrack : Joel Grare, Sverrir Gudjonsson, Alban Sautour & Hugi Gudmundsson

Mixage : Alexandre Poirier & Ary Carpman

Producer : Les Films d’Ici & Arte GEIE

Partners : CNC & Cosip

Langue : Français, Allemand, Géorgien, Anglais, Russe, Arménien, Polonais & Arabe

Available version : français

Length : 5x 43’-52’

Format : HD

ISAN : 0000-0004-5EB7-0001-A-0000-0000-7


International sales : Arte Distribution

Distributor : Arte Distribution

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