"Domino Sancto et in Christo Patri, Romanae pulcherrimo Ecclesiae Decori, totius Europae flaccentis augustissimo quasi cuidam Flori, egregio Speculatori, Theoria utpote divinae Castalitatis perito, ego, Bar-iona (vilis Columba), in Christo mitto Salutem."
Sancti Columbani, Epistula I ad Gregorium papae, AD 600
mercoledì 25 gennaio 2017
L'isola. Film bellissimissimo in russo con sottotitoli in inglese.
Published on Jun 5, 2016
"The Island" is a 2006 Russian biographical film about a 20th century Eastern Orthodox monk. Pyotr Mamonov, who plays the lead character, formerly a rock musician in the USSR, converted to Eastern Orthodoxy in the 1990s and lives now in an isolated village. Film director Pavel Lungin said about him that "to a large extent, he played himself." Mamonov was first very hesitant to play in the film, but then was urged by his confessor to play the character. After the filming, one of the movie crew staff decided to stay on the island and live there as a hermit.