Vitali has always wanted to be a priest. There is only one thing left to do – according to the rules of the Eastern Orthodox Church, he needs to find a wife. Waiting for the change to come, he rents a flat with a friend from the seminary. They turn the two tiny rooms filled with books and icons into their own world, living beyond time and mundane rules. Years go by and Vitali’s family is still waiting for the return of the priest.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 28
  • Year: 2021
  • Color: colour

Director: Monika Proba

Script: Monika Proba

DOP: Zvika Gregory Portnoy

Editing: Adriana F. Castellanos, Monika Proba

Sound: Lucyna Wielopolska, Anna Rok, Monika Proba, Mikołaj Lendzioszek

Production company: Studio Munka

About the director:

Monika Proba

Monika Proba

Born in Montreal in 1987. Graduate of Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw and the Sorbonne. She also studied at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts of Yogyakarta as part of the  Darmasiswa scholarship program. Graduate of the Wajda School DOK PRO course. Author of documentary films, reportages and podcasts.

At festivals:

61st Krakow Film Festival, 2021, Poland, 2021 (Special mention)

64th International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig, 2021, Germany, 2021 (competition)

15th Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Miradasdoc, Tenerife, Spain, 2022 (competition)

45th Norwegian Short Film Festival 2022, Norway, 2022 (competition)

50th Huesca International Film Festival 2022, Spain (competition)