STK-ID 42295

Series of shots of Cistercian monks inside Oka monastery; shots of them filing into chapel, taking their places (2:15). MS of altar, ZOOM OUT to MLSs of monks praying, TILT UP to LAS of domed ceiling, reverse shot to various shots of monks praying and chanting psalms, back view shot as they walk up to altar, bow and file out of chapel, ZOOM OUT to MLS of empty chapel (5:37). CS of monk entering chapel, crossing himself and walking by camera (2 shots; 0:38). CS of lit chandelier, PAN to CS of icon of religious figure on wall, reverse shot, CUs of details of icon (1:08). CS of monk working on computer, CUs of his hands on keyboard (1:19). MLS of empty corridor, a monk comes into view from behind camera and walks down corridor, reverse shot (1:11). CSs of two elderly monk reading ancient books in library, one shows something to the other and they communicate using hand signs (1:35). CU monk's finger following lines of Hebrew text (0:20).


Excerpt from
Faces of the Hand
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, 1/4" Magnetic Sound, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
Super 16mm color neg, Magnetic sound 1/4 inch tape/ non sync
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486