Into Great SilenceInto Great Silence is a compelling film that chronicles the lives of the ascetic monks of the Grande Chartreuse in the picturesque French Alps. This is a unique movie in that there is no voice over and few subtitles. The tolling of the immense church bells calling the monks to prayer provides us with a rare glimpse of the rhythm of daily life for the men who live outside of the hustle and bustle of our modern time. This stark yet beautiful documentary introduces viewers to the symbols, rituals, and traditions that the Carthusian monks have followed since the founding of this hermit order in the eleventh century.

3 Thoughts on “Into Great Silence

  1. Sounds like a great film. Thank you for the review.

  2. Hi Karen. This looks very interesting. Is it available for checkout at the library?

  3. Into Great Silence is available at the Davenport Public Library. If it’s currently checked out, please feel free to ask a reference librarian to put a hold on it for you.

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