Priests / Pfarrer
What happens when two atheist film-makers are given free rein in a religious seminary? A seminary in Wittenberg, where Martin Luther once launched the Reformation, but the percentage of Christians is now the lowest in Europe? For a year, Chris Wright and Stefan Kolbe followed a group of young men and women through the final phase of training for the Protestant priesthood.
We see them learn the tools of religious practice. But gradually, the focus shifts; both protagonists and film-makers are confronted with the most fundamental human questions. The boundaries dissolve, between faith and scepticism, comfort and despair, truth and madness. What follows is an open, intimate dialogue on our longing for love, kinship and meaning.