THE GREAT SILENCE

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

 

FACTS

Title: THE GREAT SILENCE
Original title: DEN STORE STILHED
Director: Katrine Brocks
Cast: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Elliott Crosset Hove, Karen-Lise Mynster, Diêm Camille Gbogou, Petrine Agger
Genre: Drama
Duration: 95 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Marianne Lentz, Katrine Brocks
Cinematographer: Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
Editor: Nikoline Løgstrup
Production Company: Monolit Film ApS
Producers: Pernille Tornøe
Production year: 2022
Executive producers: Victor Rocha da Cunha, Emily Nicoline Quist
Local release: 12-01-2023
Film status: Completed

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.

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Festival overview

Official Selection at 70th San Sebastián Film Festival
2022-09-16

Official Selection at Chicago International Film Festival 
Award: Roger Ebart Award 
2022-10-12

Official Selection at Nordishe Filmtage Lübeck 
Award: Best Feature Film Debut 
2022-11-02

Official Selection at European Scanorama Film Forum
2022-11-10