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Connected to the Monastery (2011)

Original title: Kloostriga seotud

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Documentary Duration 51:00

In front of the main gates of the Pskov-Caves Monastery there is a modest wooden St. Barbara Church where Father Jevgeni has served as a priest already for several decades. He baptizes, weds, blesses, remembers, hears confessions, calculates the congregation's money and manages the church. Jevgeni holds around two hundred funeral ceremonies a year. Death is one of the main characters in the documentary; however, another main subject of the film is life - the one lived by Jevgeni and the people who are connected to him and the church. There is nun Olga who has kept a hairdresser's profession ...

Director: Vahur Laiapea

Keywords: heating the stove | driving a car | baby | servant of God | Word of God | church service | haircut | cemetery | cat | carillon performance | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Ikoon
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Russian, Estonian
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 51:00


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Producer Vahur Laiapea
Director Vahur Laiapea
Cinematographer Vahur Laiapea
Editor Urmas Sepp

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  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
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  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm