An isolated monastery in the Italian hills. A kung fu master. A community of Christian monks, with a touch of Asian disciplines. A single faith: to fight evil in the name of the Father. For twenty years, the Warrior Monks, former martial arts champions, have been preparing for a “higher” war, amid night-time prayers and grueling training sessions. A poetic, emotional journey in an unknown world. A film to investigate the profound motivations for a radical choice, the reasons for devotion. What is one willing to lose, in order to win in the name of faith?
- "Engrossing...serenely unnerving...."
- "Valentina Pedicini’s extraordinary film begins like a quirky chronicle before painting a portrait of power and abuse."
- "Critic's Pick! Pedicini structures the movie as an oblique narrative rather than an exposé. And “Faith” is all the more disturbing for that. Clearly this distinctive filmmaker was just getting started."
- "What makes Faith such an immersive and riveting experience is the gorgeous cinematography from Bastian Esser. It’s a curious, thoughtful and spellbinding film."
Awards & Recognition
David di Donatello Awards
Best Feature-Length Documentary
True/False Film Festival