Edited by IPC Prešov | Košice and Žilina Regions
About the movie
Slovak screenwriter and director Mariana Čengel Solčanská (born 1978) based her debut film “The Legend About Flying Cyprian” on historical facts, which she supplements with a large dose of fiction. A badly wounded peasant comes to the Red Monastery of the Camaldolese monks on the Polish-Slovak border in the Pieniny Mountains, near the Dunajec holiday house. The monks take him in and treat him. However, the young man has no peace in his soul because of the horrors he experienced as well as the unfulfilled love and the crimes he committed. So he decides to follow the path of penance and becomes a monk, Cyprian, taking a vow of lifetime silence. In the monastery, he is taught to heal the sick with herbs and alchemy. However, the past from which he was hiding in the monastery eventually reaches him.
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- According to legend, Cyprian built a flying machine similar to a hang glider and flew with it over Morskie Oko in the Tatra Mountains. There he is said to have been struck by lightning and petrified.
- He was thought to be an educated man, spoke several languages and had a doctorate in many fields.
- He collected and cultivated medicinal plants, made healing ointments from them and healed people living nearby. About 250 years ago, he prepared a herbarium that survived to this day.
- Cyprian was not always a monk, it was said that he was a social bandit. It is not known where he was born or what his original name was. It is said that his name was Marcin and he was an orphan from Spisz, where orphaned children were called Cypriots. According to other sources, his name was Franz and he was born in Poland.
- He joined the Camaldolese monks and lived for about twenty years in the Czerven Monastery, where he died in 1775 at the age of 51.
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