CHoSEN (CUSToDY oF THE EYES)

106 min. 2017, USA (recorded in USA)

Directed, edited, produced by Abbie Reese

Set within the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois, the film forms an intimate portrait of Heather, a former blogger and painter confronting what she believes is her calling: becoming a cloistered contemplative nun in one of the strictest religious orders. The Novice Mistress deemed this project a ‘once in a lifetime’ occurrence, in which a video camera was permitted to capture monastic life from the inside. She selected the alias ‘Heather’ to reflect the Poor Clare Colettine pursuit of anonymity.

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Autor Abbie Reese

Corpus Christi kloostris Illinoisis on endine blogija ja maalikunstnik Heather silmitsi oma arvatava kutsumusega: saada maailmast eraldunud nunnaks ühes kõige rangematest ordudest. Noviitsi poolt valitud nimi Heather väljendab klarisside ordu anonüümsusepüüdlust. Ta peab ka kloostrielu seestpoolt jäädvustamist ainulaadseks võimaluseks elus.