Event Müstair

Cinema art in the monastery with Susanna Fanzun and "The Brides of Jesus"

Cinema, The Brides of Jesus, International Museum Day, Selm House Open Day


18.05.2024 from 16:00 to 18:00 o'clock
Adults: CHF 12
Students and apprentices (from 16 years): CHF 8,-
Children and pupils (6-16 years): CHF 6
Children up to 6 years free
Group price on request
Kloster St. Johann Müstair

What do the sisters of Müstair and Alberto Giacometti have in common? They were both honored by the Grisons filmmaker Susanna Fanzun with a portrait.
To mark International Museum Day on May 18, Müstair Abbey is inviting visitors to a special experience this year. Together with the Rhaeto-Romanic filmmaker, we will embark on a cinematic journey through time: Susanna Fanzun accompanied the sisters' community in their everyday lives for a year in 1998. The result is "The Brides of Jesus", a touching portrait of the women in the convent.
As with her film "I Giacometti" from 2023, Susanna Fanzun succeeds in creating an atmospheric, quiet and yet never boring portrait that focuses on encounters with the sisters and their joys, sorrows and longings. Many of the sisters' statements are touching and thought-provoking.
In their close-up view, the film's content develops a strong connection to today's world, in which solidarity, deceleration and distance from stressful everyday life are more important than ever.

Following the film, there will be an opportunity for a discussion with Susanna Fanzun.

International Museum Day "Museums. Education and Research" with an open day at the new Selm museum This year, International Museum Day on May 18 will be held under the motto "Museums. Education and Research". We are taking this as an opportunity to show the film in the newly renovated Chasa Selm. Located to the north-west of the St. Johann monastery, the farm is one of the oldest in Müstair. After a gentle renovation, the stable now presents itself as a modern venue for scientific conferences, practical craft courses, cinema films and much more.


14:00-15:30: Guided tour of the church and museum at Pentecost
16:00-16:30: Guided tour of Selm House with Uli Veith
16.30-17:30: Film screening "The Brides of Jesus. Four Seasons with the Nuns of Müstair" by Marianne Pletscher and Susanna Fanzun, Switzerland, 1999, language: German/Romansch, duration: 55 minutes

17.30-18.00: Talk with Susanna Fanzun

The program at Haus Selm is free of charge. The number of participants is limited.
Please register for the guided tours and the film at


Museum & Butia Kloster St. Johann

Via Maistra, 7537 Müstair

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