The Sisters

The Sisters


Michał Hytroś

2017, 0 h 19 min

Staniątki close to Krakow: there is a female cloister of Benedictine order, the oldest one in Poland, behind an ages-old wall. The nuns are cheerful old ladies, playful and slightly sarcastic with their word games. Related to the place for decades, they tell, with tenderness but with no unnecessary sentiments, the story of their lives in the monastery, of their experience of living as nun, as well as of evanescence and missing youth. The camre watches them at work and at prayer – because everything has its own rhythm here, in accordance with the 1000-year-old Benedictine tradition of „ora et labora”.

written by Michał Hytroś
director of photography Janusz Szymański
sound Bogdan Klat
edited by Marcin Wojciechowski
production Agata Golańska (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im. L. Schillera w Łodzi)
distribution Marcin Malatyński (Studio Filmowe Indeks), Katarzyna Wilk (Krakowska Fundacja Filmowa)


Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

Movie - Festival Programme

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