The Monastery – Mr Vig & The Nun

by Pernille Rose Grønkjær

The award-winning story about 82-year-old bachelor Mr. Vig, who has never known love, and Sister Amvrosija, a young Russian nun, who - by chance or destiny - becomes part of his life. 50 years ago Mr. Vig bought Hesbjerg Castle, with the dream of turning it into a monastery. Now, many years later, a group of Russian Orthodox nuns are on their way, and Mr. Vigs life-long dream is about to come true. But, nuns have plans and wills of their own, and Mr. Vig must realize that his dream becomes different than what he imagined.


Length: 84 min
Year of Production: 2006
Language: Danish
Subtitles: Danish, English
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital / 2.0 Russian voice over (by Katya Lensky)
Director: Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Producer: Sigrid Dyekjær
Available on: DVD (PAL) - VOD (DK, ENG subs)
Extras: Deleted scenes, interview with Sister Amvrosija, commentary track.


Best International Feature
Cinema Eye Award, New York (US)

Best Documentary
Bodil Awards (DK)

Full Frame Grand Jury Award
Full Frame Festival, Durham (US)

The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
Full Frame Festival, Durham (US)

Chicago Doc Grand Prix
Chicago International Doc Festival (US)