This is a large-scale canvass depicting life in the Solovetsky monastery. What does the spiritual life of man signify? what is religious tradition and how does it relate to the modern world? how does faith influence human life? the solovetsky islands are a milestone in the spiritual geography of russia. they are marked by spiritual, historical, cultural events which have a profound bearing on the national memory. located on the outskirts of russia, the archipelago was destined to become one of the powerful symbols of the russian spirit. the movie looks at the deeper meaning of existence, faith, hope and love.