Monk Arsenije

Monk Arsenije

Monk Arsenije, once a Belgradian cult figure from the ’80s who has been living as a monk for the past 30 years, is engaged in restoring and creating a spiritual and cultural center in the Monastery of Ribnica. As we listen to him answer questions on faith and finding love for God, we also discover his artistic creativity. Through Arsenije’s meditative and artistic process, his journey towards Orthodoxy and his complete dedication to spiritual life unravels, bringing us back to his years as a young man in New York. This intimate portrait of a modern and unconventional monk with a higher cause is accompanied by the unparalleled beauty of the landscapes that surround the Monastery of Ribnica, Serbia.

 

Awards won:
  • Best Religious Film – Amsterdam International Film Festival 2022
  • Best Documentary – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2022
  • Best International Documentary Short – Austin International Art Festival 2022
  • Best Documentary – Eastern Europe Film Festival 2022
  • Exceptional Achievement Award – Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival 2022
  • Jury’s choice – New Age Cinemas & Scripts
  • Best Documentary – Vesuvius International Film Fest 2022
  • Best Documentary Feature – World Indie Film Awards 2022
  • Winner Filmmaker Globe Award – Moscow Russia International Film Festival 2022
  • Best Experimental – London Movie Awards 2022
  • Best Documentary Feature – New York Neorealism Film Awards 2022
  • Best Short Documentary – New Wave Short Film Festival 2022
  • Best Editing (Documentary Feature) – 8 & Halfilm Awards
  • Best Documentary Feature – Hollywood On The Tiber Film Awards 2021
  • Silver Award Feature Documentary – Hollywood Gold Awards 2022
  • Silver Award Feature Documentary – Milan Gold Awards 2022
  • Best Television Documentary Honorable Mention – Mumbai International Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention – Paris Film Awards 2022
  • Official Selection – Florence Film Awards 2022