PRESENT TIME journal of a country monastery is a poetic historical portrait of a monastery, representing 15 years and told over five seasons. Woven into these seasons is an intimate, observed chronicle of the everyday lives of monks.
Established in 1947 the monastery was once a thriving community of 84 men. The monks built and worked a large industry of beekeeping and cattle farming, supplying eggs, bread, grain and honey worldwide. Now, with the average age of a monk close to 90, only five monks remain. The monastery will close.