VARIETY:‘The Great Silence’: Watch First Trailer for San Sebastian…
By Katrine Brocks
Official Selection at the 70th San Sebastián Film Festival
Official Selection at the 58th Chicago International Film Festival
'(...) it’s a festival-worthy vessel that introduces Brocks as a bright talent to watch.'
- The Film Verdict
29-year-old Alma lives a quiet life in a contemporary Catholic convent and is preparing to take her perpetual vows as a nun when her brother Erik unexpectedly arrives after many years apart. Erik, a recovering alcoholic, wants his share of the inheritance from their late father. However, his presence quickly unearths a much deeper deceit between them – a terrible accident from their past, which Alma has desperately tried to suppress. With the ceremony impending, Alma is haunted by resurfacing trauma and all that was previously invisible is now written on the walls.
Official Selection at Hong Kong International Film Festival
Official Selection at 70th San Sebastián Film Festival
Official Selection at Chicago International Film Festival
Award: Roger Ebart Award
Official Selection at Nordishe Filmtage Lübeck
Award: Best Feature Film Debut
Official Selection at European Scanorama Film Forum
Official Selection at Göteborg Film Festival