Ruku Mojeju, a film by Koštana Banović

Ruku mojeju 
by Koštana Banović
The Netherlands/Serbia, 2022, 73 minutes

Producer: Rolf Orthel, Vladimir Šojat
Production: artTrace, Frakcija

On a small island, in a convent with fifteen nuns, in the rhythm of work and prayer, and in the endlessly undulating movements of nature, Ruku mojeju revolves around sensorial practices of religion.

Developed over a period of nine years of intensive involvement by the filmmaker in this monastic community, the film follows the young and highly educated nuns through their daily lives. The viewer gets acquainted with their religious rituals and the way these nuns physically experience their faith. They worship God in silence and solitude, in collective religious ceremonies and rituals, and engage in their ordinary chores in the garden, the kitchen or on the water. Water, bread, fresco’s, songs, robes, architecture, personal and group rituals entice the viewer to experience it all and enter this sensual landscape. Ruku mojeju is at the same time a meditation on alternative ways of living. Expected release May 2022.

National Premiere: Beldocs – International Documentary Film Festival Belgrade – May 2022