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Shown: October 1, 2023 at 6pm

Director : Spiros Stathoulopoulos

Country : Greece

Release Date : 2012

Duration : 82 mins

Language : Greek

Subtitles : Yes

In the plains of central Greece, Byzantine monasteries are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. A young Greek monk and a Russian nun have devoted their lives to the strict rituals and practices of their community, but a growing affection for one another puts their monastic life under question. Torn between spiritual devotion and their carnal human desire, they must decide which path to follow. The film takes its title from the Byzantine monastery complex Meteora, in Thessaly, a series of structures built on natural sandstone pillars whose tops often disappear into the clouds.

The dénouement of ‘Meteora’ is ambiguous as all great films should be.”  (Paula Marvelly – The Culturium)