On the Threshold of the Sky

Russia, 2007

The St Ferapont Monastery is the only remaining stone architectural complex in the north of Russia.

Its history spans over 600 years, and this documentary explores the old traditions of Russian devotees and how the monastery reflects the Orthodox Church spiritual heroism. It looks at how local artisans managed to defeat gravity and create this architectural masterpiece which emanates a special shine and creates a sensation of peace and blessing. 

«Mysteries of World Architecture» is an eight-episode documentary that makes a fascinating journey to famous landmarks under the professional guidance of a Russian architect Nana Getashvili. Filmed all around the globe and featuring historical reconstructions, this miniseries decodes the language of architecture to reveal the surprising faces of civilizations and religions.