Into Great Silence • January 22-23, 25 • 7:30pm

January 17, 2007

Into Great Silence – Still

As a young filmmaker, Philip Gröning approached the monks of the Grande Chartreuse Monastery, in the French Alps, to ask if he could make a documentary of their lives. Sixteen years later, they answered him: this film is the result.

Before the movie started making its way through the film-festival circuit Gröning arranged a screening for the monks. “They found a lot of humor in it,” Gröning says in an interview with Newsweek. “In the end, they applauded a lot and they made me a very small statue, which is on my desk, of a Carthusian in the form of an Oscar.”

Director: Philip Gröning

Germany, Switzerland 2005 (160 min)

In French and Latin with English subtitles

http://www.diegrossestille.de/english/

VanCity Theatre • 1181 Seymour (at Davie)

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