Seventeen Franciscan nuns, all deep into their eighties, collectively run a convent somewhere in Spain. They begin at dawn with their religious duties and more worldly tasks such as mopping and sewing. While the passing conversations do cover biblical questions, they also touch on life’s more banal subjects. In between, the nuns prepare for a birthday and judge the tomato harvest.  

With their ends in sight, they're continually surprised by the changing outside world. Will their charitable and contemplative lifestyle continue to exist after they’re gone? Besides playing host to serious questions around life, the convent’s halls still have space for cheerful jokes, gossip and slapstick.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Spain
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2017-11-17
Production company:
Arena Comunicación
Co production company:
Sant & Usant AS
Executive producer:
Pablo Iraburu
Ainara Vera
Producer:
Itziar García Zubiri
Co producer:
Anita Rehoff Larsen
Tone Grøttjord-Glenne

Festivals

2017:
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Crew

Director:
Ainara Vera
Sound Design:
Alexander Dudarev
Cinematographer:
Ainara Vera
Pablo Iraburu
Editor:
Ainara Vera

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