Director: PERNILLE ROSE GRONKJAER
In more than 40 festivals, Director Gronkjaer’s first feature delves into the amazing existence of prickly octogenarian Jørgen Laursen Vig. Sporting an outsized, shocking white neck-beard and the dour visage of a Bergman antagonist, Vig has spent four decades leading a near-ascetic life in trying to restore a crumbling Danish castle.
Sensing his impending passing, Vig has decided to sell his home with the caveat that it be converted into a monastery. When a headstrong Russian nun makes an offer, the old man is torn between his love of the estate that has come to defi ne him and his desire to leave a lasting mark on his small corner of the world. But the nuns and the abbess have a different agenda. His problems are only beginning.
DENMARK • 2006 • 84 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: PERNILLE ROSE GRONKJAER