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The monastery

Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Denmark, 2006

84 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

This is the story about Mr. Vig, a well educated 86 year old bachelor, and Sister Amvrosija, a Russian nun, who by chance, or destiny, becomes part of his life. Mr. Jørgen Laursen Vig is owner of a worn down castle situated in the Danish country side. All his life Mr. Vig has dreamed of turning his castle into a Russian orthodox monastery.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title The Monastery
Danish title The Monastery
Other titles Slottet, Mr. Vig and the Nun, The monastery
Keywords Vig, Jørgen Laursen, Monasteries, Nuns, Religion, Denmark, 2000-2009, Russian Orthodox Church, The
Director Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Screenplay Per K. Kirkegaard, Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Johan Söderqvist
Appearances Jørgen Laursen Vig, Sister Amvrosija
Production country Denmark
Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sales First Hand Films World Sales / Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 / 8050 Zürich / t +41 44 312 2060 / f +41 44 312 2080 / gitte.hansen@firsthandfilms.com / www.firsthandfilms.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm
Danish festival release 16.11.2006, Dagmar, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 21.09.2007
Cinemas Grand samt i 21 biografer i provinsen i perioden frem til 8/11-2007 på et tourforløb arrangeret af Tju-Bang Film A/S og Dox-On-Wheels
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Co-producer YLE, DR
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox

Direction

Direction Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Creative supervisor Per K. Kirkegaard
Dramaturgical consultant Jens Arentzen

Script

Dramaturge Jens Arentzen
Screenplay Per K. Kirkegaard
Screenplay Pernille Rose Grønkjær

Production

Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Executive producer Michael Fleischer
Line producer Ane Mandrup Pedersen
Production assistant Karina Skovgaard

Cinematography

Cinematography Pernille Rose Grønkjær

Stills

Stills Frej Pries Schmedes

Editing

Additional editing Theis Schmidt
Assistant editor Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
B-editor Theis Schmidt
Editing supervisor Per K. Kirkegaard
Editing supervisor Jacob Thuesen

Music

Music Johan Söderqvist
Music mixer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Sound

Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Additional sound Jacques Pedersen

Voice

Voice Vladimir Pintchevski

Visual effects

Colorgrading consultant Rasmus Videbæk
Online and colorgrading Jan Degn

Appearance

Appearance Jørgen Laursen Vig
Appearance Sister Amvrosija

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Jury's Special Mention 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007
FIPRESCI Award best documentary 2007 Sydney Film Festival 2007
Millenium Award, best film 2007 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2007
The Kino magazine Award 2007 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2007
Grand Jury Award 2007 Durham, Full Frame 2007
Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award 2007 Durham, Full Frame 2007
Honorable Mention 2007 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2007
Joris Ivens Award 2006 Amsterdam, IDFA 2006
Speciel Mention 2006 CPH:DOX 2006

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2014-04-24
Bilbao Int. Festival of Documentary and Short Film 2013-11-15
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2013-03-15
Dokufest Prizren 2008-08-04
Vilnius International Film Festival 2008-04-03
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008-03-17
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2007-11-30
Amsterdam, IDFA 2007-11-22
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2007-11-07
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2007-11-02
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2007-10-19
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-18
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-15
Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-04
Reykjavik Film Festival 2007-09-27
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2007-09-21
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007-08-27
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007-08-15
Melbourne Film Festival 2007-07-25
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2007-07-13
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-07-13
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2007-06-29
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2007-06-21
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2007-06-12
Sydney Film Festival 2007-06-08
Krakow Film Festival 2007-05-31
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2007-05-11
München Documentary Festival 2007-05-02
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2007-04-26
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2007-04-19
Durham, Full Frame 2007-04-12
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2007-03-22
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2007-03-16
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-03-15
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24
Sundance Film Festival 2007-01-18
Amsterdam, IDFA 2006-11-23
CPH:DOX 2006-11-10
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad Jannie Iwankow Soegaard 2014-07-23
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Morgenavisen Jyllands Posten 2011-07-30
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Thorsten A 2008-11-25
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2008-03-26
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten 2008-03-26
Artikel BT Ritzau 2008-03-20
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad 2007-12-07
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Mette Dahlgaard 2007-12-05
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten 2007-11-16
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Ritzau 2007-11-09
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ritzau 2007-10-11
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Ritzau 2007-10-10
Varia Politiken 2007-10-10
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jyllands Posten 2007-09-28
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2007-09-28
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Henrik Wivel 2007-09-28
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Horst Nagele 2007-09-25
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Freya Skov 2007-09-21
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jakob Levinsen 2007-09-21
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2007-09-21
Anmeldelse Politiken Lars Movin 2007-09-21
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2007-08-10
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2007-08-10
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2007-08-10
Interview Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2006-12-27
Interview Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2006-12-27
Artikel Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2006-11-30