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|Into Great Silence - DVD |
A Meditation On Life. A Contemplation Of Time. Silence, Repetition, Rhythm. Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks quarters for six months filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals and rare outdoor excursions. This transcendent, closely observed film seeks to embody a monastery, rather than simply depict one. It has no score, no voiceover and no archival footage. What remains is stunningly elemental: time, space and light. One of the most mesmerizing and poetic chronicles of spirituality ever created, INTO GREAT SILENCE dissolves the border between screen and audience with a total immersion into the hush of monastic life. More meditation than documentary, it is a rare, transformative experience for all. Two disc set: Disc One: The Film, Disc Two: Extras, including The Making of Into Great Silence : With behind-the-scenes footage, location photos and handwritten notes from the monks; Additional scenes, including a segment on the preparation of the Carthusian s world-famous Chartreuse liqueur; Night Mass; The Carthusian Order : An informative guide to the rules, architecture, and daily schedules of the monks and the monasteries. Total Running time: 162 minutes. Region 2 DVD.
Code: M0201 £19.99
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