Τρίτη, 9 Ιουλίου 2019

A Thousand Years as One Day


A production from Werner Feisst, Detlev Ruge, Paul Wiertz
Scientific advisors: G. Galitis, G. Mantzaridis
English version: Father Isaias
Commentator: Detlev Werner
Script and direction: Werner Feisst 
Südwestfunk Baden-Baden, 1981

An English spoken German film about Athos from 1981, made by Südwestfunk Baden-Baden. A beautiful and insightful documentary about the Orthodox Christian monastic enclave of Mt Athos (Chalkidiki), and the Athonite perspective on the world, spirituality and devotion. 
The film is described as “a sensitive study of one of the twenty great monasteries of Mount Athos, a thousand year old monastic republic in northern Greece – the famous ‘Holy Mountain’ of the Orthodox church".
A detailed picture of life in the 700 year old monastery of Simonopetra.