The documentary ATHOS unveils one of Europe’s last remaining secrets: more than 2.000 monks live on the Holy Mountain Athos in Greece. Thousands of pilgrims seek out the arduous path that leads up to the mountain’s top. For the first time, a film team has gained access to this monastic republic, where they accompanied several monks in their daily struggle for divinity: their everyday lives in the secluded world are composed of praying, singing and working, but also of cooking and celebrating. The monks take the audience with them on their journey to divinity and give insight into their world of thought.
- Director Peter Bardehle, Andreas Martin
- Director of Photography Yannis Fotou