Tim Cawkwell's Cinema

Intelligible writing on intelligent film

Filming the cloisters

The last few years have seen a triad of documentaries made in monasteries or nunneries with notable results:

  • 2005:   Tacita Dean's Presentation Sisters
  • 2006:   Philip Groning's Die Grosse Stille/Into Great Silence
  • 2009:   Michael Whyte's No Greater Love

For some reflections on this development, upload a pdf here.

For a longer essay on the magnificent Into Great Silence, upload a pdf here.

My NEW FILMGOER'S GUIDE TO GOD features this material as well.