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Event Date: 8th Sep 2018 | 20:30
FILM SCREENING OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2018: THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE
REGENT STREET CINEMA 307 Regent Street W1B 2HW London
Zita Erffa and her brother László were always close, so when László announced he was moving to a monastery in Connecticut, Zita was shocked and confused. This choice meant that the siblings would only be allowed to see each other once a year, corresponding otherwise only through letters. Eight years on, Zita secures permission to spend two weeks filming her brother inside the monastery and finally confront him about his decision. A fascinating insight into the ultra-conservative Catholic brotherhood of the Legionaries, The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life is a cathartic, intimate study of family bonds and religious devotion.
Note: Nominated for Best International Emerging Filmmaker Award
Germany / Mexico 2017, 93 mins. With English subtitles.
Directed by Zita Erffa.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut.