“Flowers from the Mount of Olives” will be screened on Monday, November 24, at 18.00. at the Royal Cinema, 608 College St., (west of Bathurst). For more info: eutorontofilmfest.ca.
Estonian nun Mother Ksenya lives in a Russian Orthodox Convent at the Mount of Olives alongside Jerusalem. Although inside the convent’s cementr walls the clock is never set and life still follows the Julius calendar, the 20 years the Mother Ksenya has spent there have passed in a flash.
She is now at the second-to-last level in the hierarchy of th nunnery. She is heading toward the Great Schema – complete silence. But now she is still allowed to tell the story of her life.
Awards: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Locarno International Film Festival, Bratislava International Film Festival, EstDocs Jury Award. Director: Hellika Pikkov. Runtime 70 minutes. Release date 2014.
Estonian entry at the European Union Film Festival Estonian Life