Thank you for your business and for supporting MONKROCK. Please our policies regarding orders and shipping.
"A deeply moving exploration of sin, redemption, and faith." - Cinematical
"An unsentimental journey of guilt, atonement and redemption." - The Times (UK)
"Penetrated by Russian Orthodox spirituality, Pavel Lungin's deceptively (or perhaps not so deceptively) simple film tells the story of a monastic who is reputed as a holy man and a wonder-worker, but masks his spiritual gifts with subterfuge and outrageous behavior." - Steven Greydanus, Decentfilms.com
"Ostrov brings us deep into a zone of reality that was eclipsed in Russia for generations and even now is declining in the West. This story of a man's life in a remote Russian monastery during the Communist era offers a stunning plot and profound characterization. It is also a superb work of art on every level. It will shake you and console you. One of the truly great films of all time." - Michael D. O'Brien, Author, Father Elijah