Since 2008, THE MOVING ICON (formerly Orthodox Filmmakers & Artists) has been the first site to provide an Eastern Orthodox Christian perspective and inspiration on all things media-related & the creative process.
Supporting artists & enlightening those interested in the media/arts. Commentary, discussion, opinion & creativity without compromise.
Dec 27, 2014
The Moving Icon: Episode 19 – The Healing
On this episode, I
talk with Serbian filmmakers, Ivanand Monja
Jovic, about their first
feature film, THE HEALING.
The film tells the
story of a monk who entreats to an abandoned hermitage in the Serbian wildness.
As he begins to settle in, elsewhere, a Muslim grandfather and his grandson are
making their way to see him. What unfolds is the exploration of a difficult
chapter in recent history and what we must do to overcome heartache from the
Ivan directed and
Monja wrote the screenplay. They discuss the importance of their Faith and its
influence on the filmmaking process, as well as their choice to employ the
talents of renowned Byzantine Chanter, Nektaria Karantzi. THE HEALING is yet another example
of fine Orthodox filmmaking coming out of Russia and the Balkans.