Into Great Silence

"Engrossing, Entrancing, Enlivening!"
Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES
"Exhilarating abounds in beautiful images. A poetic essay on the slowed-down rhythms of life."
VARIETY
"Certainly one to watch this year."
GLOBE & MAIL
"... Deeply moving..."
NATIONAL POST
"It is not hard to appreciate the films gentle pace, mesmerizing imagery and subtle but rich panoply of sounds, as well as its insights about the human drive to lose the trappings of the world and assume a godlier disposition."
EYE WEEKLY

Synopsis

Into Great Silence is the first film ever made chronicling life inside the Grande Chartreuse, nestled deep in the stunning French Alps. Founded in 1084, it is considered one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries and home to the Catholic Church’s strictest order. Here the monks dedicate themselves entirely to the service of God and to spiritual life, in permanent silence. One of the most mesmerizing and poetic chronicles of spirituality ever created, this film is a rare, transformative experience for all.
Original Languages: French, Latin with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary|World Cinema
Running Time: 164 min.
Year: 2005

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Philip Groning

TRAILER

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