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Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, Kama Ginkas’ astounding reimagining highlights and builds off of the Chekhovian tension between the beauty of life and the tragedy

of how it is lived. The story tells the the tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil'ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father. As he and Tanya develop a relationship and eventually marry, a black monk of legend begins appearing to Kovrin in visions. Though these hallucinations at first imbue the young man with joy and energy, they eventually lead to his ruin. 


Winner of the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Prize for Best Production, Best Director (Ginkas), Best Actor (Sergey Makovetskiy) and a Golden Mask award for Best Stage Design (Sergey Barkhin).


Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Creative Team

Director – Kama Ginkas 
Stage Design – Sergey Barkhin 
Assistant Director – Nikolay Aksenov 
Lighting Technician – M. Biryukov 
Sound – A. Radugin


Andrey Kovrin – Sergey Makovetskiy 
Black Monk – Igor Yasulovich 
Tanya Pesotskaya – Julia Svezhakova 
Yegor Pesotsky – Valeriy Barinov

Upcoming Screenings

There are currently no scheduled screenings for "The Black Monk"

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