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ABOUT Behind the Monastery Walls Poster

Behind the Monastery Walls is a documentary directed by Brindusa Ioana Nastasa in 2011. Travelling between monasteries in England and Romania, it questions the preconceived ideas people can have about here places and who their inhabitants really are. Are they really different from us? I designed the poster and dvd cover of the documentary.

I drew numerous concepts for the poster, most of them shown here, yet it is the striking portrait of one of the nuns that managed to express the documentary's true voice. Her expression, as well as her posture, reminded me strangely of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and I used this picture as the starting point for the final design.