As he answers to questions on faith and expresses his artistic creativity, Father Arsenie us into his daily life as a Serbian Orthodox monk, and reminisces on his unusual and complex past which brought him to the monastic life.


Svetlana Cemin


Svetlana Cemin





Credited cast:
Jeromonah Andrej Jeromonah Andrej ... Self
Djakon Jovan Anicic Djakon Jovan Anicic ... Self
Father Arsenie Father Arsenie ... Self
Nada Jovicic Nada Jovicic ... Self


Father Arsenie, once a Belgradian cult figure from the '80s who has been living as a monk for the past 30 years, is engaged in restoring and creating a spiritual and cultural center in the Monastery of Ribnica, which had been destroyed by the Turks in the 19th century. Reminiscing on his complex past, Father Arsenie takes us into his daily activities as a monk: prayer, service, and culturing Orthodoxy come first. Yet, Father Arsenie is also a very talented painter, writer, and sculptor. As we listen to him answer questions on faith and finding love for God, we also discover his artistic creativity. Through Arsenie's meditative and artistic process, his journey towards Orthodoxy and his complete dedication to spiritual life unravels, bringing us to back his years as a young man in New York. This intimate portrait of a modern and unconventional monk with a higher cause is accompanied by the unparalleled beauty of the landscapes that surround the Monastery of Ribnica. Written by Sara Cemin

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English | Serbian

Release Date:

8 September 2020 (Serbia) See more »

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610Film, Cinnamon Films See more »
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Stereo | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1
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