★★★ out of four
This charming, leisurely documentary focuses on a stubborn and idiosyncratic old Dane who longs to turn his castle-like estate into a Russian Orthodox monastery.
When a whip-smart nun, Sister Ambrosija, is sent on reconnaissance, the personality clash is something to behold, as are the myriad visual details -- the Chinese opium-smoking couch at which Ambrosija snakes her head; the way she averts her steel-blue eyes when a shirtless neighbor appears; Mr. Vig's shock of white hair, and the chunky, taped-up glasses that rest at the tip of his nose. (5:25 p.m. Sun., St. Anthony Main. Subtitled. 84 mins.)