The Great Silence

Den store stilhed

Tanska 2023
In Danish and Norwegian, subtitles in English
95 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Katrine Brocks
Screenplay: Marianne Lentz, Katrine Brocks
Cast: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Elliott Crosset Hove, Karen-Lise Mynster, Diêm Camille
Production: Pernille Tornøe / Monolit Film
Print Source: Scanbox Entertainment

29-year-old Alma lives a quiet life in a Catholic convent in present day Denmark and is preparing to take her perpetual vows as a nun, when her brother Erik arrives unexpectedly 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, that Alma has desperately tried to suppress. With the ceremony approaching Alma becomes increasingly haunted by resurfacing trauma and all that was invisible before, is now written on the walls.

Mickael Suominen