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The priest who decided to defeat his own demons forever, leads a secluded life in the monastery near a fishing village. There he meets a young novice who ended up in a monastery at the behest of her parents.
The novice doubted that she had chosen the right path in life, and with this she disturbed the calm of the priest. He understands that next to her he ceases to be free from temptation. The priest comes up with a plan to save her and himself: she has to leave the monastery for that.
But things don't go according to plan, and they both have to change their lives.

  • Julia Voytyuk
  • Svetlana Zrazhevskaya
  • Svetlana Zrazhevskaya
  • Anastasia Semyonova
  • Veronika Grigorovich
    Key Cast
  • Nikolay Pinsky
    Key Cast
  • Mikhail Bodrukhin
  • Ekaterina Potapova-Perfilieva
    production designer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Julia Voytyuk

I was born beyond the Arctic Circle of Russia in the city called Labytnangi, while my parents were on expedition. But Moscow is the place where I grew up.
I loved cinema and theatre since childhood, and suddenly became aware that I could not imagine my life without it in the future.
After my school graduation i entered the Theatre academy and successfully completed studying chatting and directing faculty, majoring in drama theater and film actress .
Movie making was the only thing that made my heart race. I wanted to create, not just act.
Than I graduated Moscow Film School «short film direction».
Filming is my passion and love.
Because I was an actress myself, I adore working with my team. That’s why my filming sets are always fun and productive.
In my opinion the true purpose of the camera is to live, not just record. Otherwise I won’t be able to create things that I like - new beautiful worlds and amazing universes.

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I'm creating an independent movie.
My worlds - audience therapy