The Old Believers

2001 / Czech Republic / 47min

This film, made over a period of five years, documents the life of strongly religious people living in the Danube Delta region of Romania. We learn the story of their journey from Russia in 17th century, bringing their religion and language with them. It is amazing that it took five years to complete the film; equally remarkable is the filmmakers' approach and their understanding of the distinctly different rhythm of life. We witness the everyday life and work of local people, their rituals - a sort of inward journey, with the knowledge that eternity triumphs over the present.

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  • Original title
    Starověrci
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jana Ševčíková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jaromír Kačer
  • Editing
    Lucie Haladová
  • Music
    Alan Vitouš
  • Sound
    Jaroslav Jehlička, Petr Bohatý, Michal Janoušek, Jiří Mergl, Pavel Sádek
  • Duration
    47 min
  • Year
    2001
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    RUS
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
  • Distribution

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