The Sisters

Running time: 19’16’’

Behind a massive 800-year-old wall, in the oldest enclosed religious orders of women in Poland – the Benedictines in Staniątki by Cracow, 12 sisters live their lives – average age 70. Regardless of their advanced age and the world changing behind the wall, in the crazy speed of the world, every day they try to subjugate their lives to the formula invented over 10 centuries ago: „ORA et LABORA.” Our protagonists – sisters Anuncjata and Benedykta (40 years in the nunnery) with great charm introduce us to the world behind the wall, they talk about their lives and the decisions they made. They show us the enclosed world with all its shades, completely rid of stereotypes, often touching and funny at the same time. This is a film about silence, with the story told in full voice.



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