Human Face of God| 24mins
Director: Nick Goryachkin | Producer: Mark Riedemann
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Russian Federation
We recognize the Face of Christ on any icon, on any painting. How do we know how He looked? Where does this certainty come from?
In 1999, Fr. Heinrich Pfeiffer, Professor of the Gregorian University in Rome, announced that in the monastery of Manopello village, in the Italian region of Abruzzo, he had found one of the Holiest Relics of Christianity - Veronica - which was considered forfeited for centuries. The Holy Face on it resembles the Shroud of Turin and the first Orthodox icon - the Savior Not Made by Hands. Do we now know what He really looked like?
Orthodox believers have a very similar image, the Savior Not Made by Hands, the first icon in Russia, so close to the Face of Manoppello.
Did they have one prototype? This documentary answers some of the questions and open you to learn more.