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The Great Silence

Den Store Stilhed

San Sebastian Film Festival

VERDICT: Katrin Brocks’ feature debut takes full advantage of its exotic setting in a highly dramatized if not always convincing story about a devout young woman who's about to become a nun when her violent brother turns up at the convent.

Roman Catholic nuns on screen have a perpetual fascination dating back to Lilian Gish in the silents
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