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4.0 out of 5 stars Contempletive competition, 19 Aug 2010
This review is from: No Greater Love [DVD] (DVD)
This film of the enclosed life of a discalsed Carmelite convent is inevitably going to be compared with "Into Great Silence" a recent film about Carthusian monks. This is perhaps a shame as the two Orders are different in many ways. Both films are filmed with great beauty. The Carthusian one is almost entirly pictorial in the main film with interviews as "extra's". In "No Greater Love", the interviews with the Sisters intersperse the film and it was these that I found most moving and informative rather than some of the rather predictable shots of Nuns "doing things" (Nuns dancing to a celtic jig grated a little as being predictable). In this film the death of one of the Sisters occurs, the images in this section are very moving indeed. Like the rash of Religious singing (The Priests, The pope CD etc) I suspect this will give rise to other films and may creat a genre' of it's own. I am not sure how I would feel about that, you can have too much of a holy thing!
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