Somewhere in Northern Russia, in a small Russian Orthodox monastery, lives a very unusual man. His fellow monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. However, he considers himself unwor thy because of a sin he committed in his youth. A parable about faith and salvation, The Island combines the reality of everyday Russian life with monastic ritual and routine. Russian with English subtitles. 112 min. Winner Moscow Int'l Film Festival.
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