Into Great Silence
- France / Switzerland / Germany
- 2h 49min
- Directed by: Philip Gröning
- Website: www.diegrossestille.de/deutsch/…
A 169-minute meditation on silence featuring a silent Carthusian monastic Order in the Alps. If you have the stomach for it, this low key, demanding, occasionally transcendental film about the nature of silence is as thought provoking as it is rewarding.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Into Great Silence12 Feb 2007
Shakespeare’s comment that ‘The silence of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails’ pervades German documentarian Philip Gröning’s film about life inside a silent Carthusian monastic order in France. For Into Great Silence is less of a critical…
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