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Into Great Silence

More of an artistic tone poem than an in-depth documentary, this film explores life in La Grande Chartreuse, a monastery high up in the French Alps. Director Philip Groening spent six months living with these monks, filming their daily activities with a painterly eye. The film is static and contemplative with almost no dialogue. The idea is to plunge viewers into the quiet, reflective world of these hermetic Carthusian monks. It works, but if you're not in a meditative mood, this one's mighty slow going. 162 minutes