Monk Arsenije, once a Belgradian cult figure from the ’80s who has been living as a monk for the past 30 years, is engaged in restoring and creating a spiritual and cultural center in the Monastery of Ribnica. As we listen to him answer questions on faith and finding love for God, we also discover his artistic creativity. Through Arsenije’s meditative and artistic process, his journey towards Orthodoxy and his complete dedication to spiritual life unravels, bringing us back to his years as a young man in New York. This intimate portrait of a modern and unconventional monk with a higher cause is accompanied by the unparalleled beauty of the landscapes that surround the Monastery of Ribnica, Serbia.

“We are extremely pleased to recognize the stunning work by Svetlana Cemin done with Monk Arsenije, it is a fascinating film where we can known more about Monk Arsenije's activities and life; meditation, creativity, artistic and spiritual touches that make the film an amazing audiovisual piece! Congratulations and thanks to Svetlana for her outstanding contribution to the seventh art. We believe that she should be immensely proud, not just for her win, but the difference that she is making in our film industry.”

Moscow Russia International Film Festival

“Monk Arsenije brought us enormous pleasure and exhibits excellence in artistry and craftsmanship in noteworthy fashions.”

New Wave International Film Festival