Flowers from the Mount of Olives Flowers from the Mount of Olives

Monday 24 November 2014 6:00PM Flowers from the Mount of Olives

Right alongside Jerusalem, in a Russian Orthodox Convent in Mount of Olives, lives the 82 year-old Estonian nun Mother Ksenya. Although inside the convent's cement walls the clock is never set and life still follows the Julius calendar, the 20 years that Mother Ksenya has spent there have passed by in a flash. In the hierarchy of the nunnery she has now achieved the second-to-last level. She is heading towards complete silence, the Great Schema. But before that she has been given permission to tell the story of her life for the very last time.

Awards and Festivals

  • Cultural Endowment of Estonia's awards 2013: Best Documentary of the Year
  • Locarno International Film Festival 2013
  • Bratislava International Film Festival 2013
  • EstDocs 2013: Jury Award
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