Integrate Silence

The two-disc DVD release of Into Great Silence is out. If you haven't seen this luminous film about life in a Carthusian monastery, now you have no excuses. If you want to read my review of the film, click here. Meanwhile, I'll mention that one of the things I love this most about this film is its lack of voice-over narration. The director allows his simple, unadorned footage to tell the story. In doing so, the sense of distance between viewer and subject is lessened, if not erased altogether. … [Read more...]