The Island

Internet Video Archive

Somewhere in Nothern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives a very

unusual man. His fellow-monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who

visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and

foretell the future. However, he considers himself unworthy because of a sin he

committed in his youth. The film is a parable, combining the realities of Russian

everyday life with monastic ritual and routine.