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On the Other Side

Nominated for

Best Feature (Documentary)

Lessandro Sócrates

83' • Canada • 2022


The oldest Quebecois Benedictine convent open its gates to a documentary filmmaker for the first time. Observed up close, life behind its walls is busier than one would expect. About twenty cloistered nuns, most of them over 70, share their daily life with diligence and humour. A contemplative portrait of a community of sisterhood and solidarity emerges, punctuated by prayer, work and games evenings.

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