Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New movie on Carmelite Nuns "breathtaking"... not yet available in USA

You might recall the success of the movie, "Into Great Silence" about the life of Carthusian Monks. 

From Catholic News Agency...

New ‘breathtaking’ documentary examines London’s Carmelite nuns

London, England, Nov 30, 2010 / 02:54 am (CNA).- A “breathtaking” film recording the life of Carmelite nuns at a London monastery took the grand prize at the International Festival of Cinema and Religion in Italy.
Director Michael Whyte’s documentary “No Greater Love” examines the cloistered nuns of the monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Notting Hill. Though centered upon Holy Week, the film covers a year in the life of the monastery and its daily rhythms of Divine Office and work.

The International Jury of the International Festival of Cinema and Religion called the film “beautifully crafted” and “a powerful message for those of us who inhabit fast societies that militate against the possibility of wisdom.”

“No Greater Love” was released in the U.K. on April 9, 2010 and was scheduled to be released in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg in November. It will be released in France on Dec. 29.

The film’s website is http://www.nogreaterlove.co.uk/

See the full article at CNA here

But when will it come to the US?  It seems they are working on it.  From the website above (emphasis mine in bold):

No Greater Love is currently not available in the rest of the world but we will be in touch as soon as it is and post details on the website.


If I don't live in the UK and Ireland, can I still play the DVD?

The NO GREATER LOVE DVD that is released on June 28th will be a Region 0 format PAL DVD, and will be playable Worldwide.

PAL DVDs might not work on DVD players in countries where NTSC is standard (Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan, U.S.A.)

We will just have to wait.  It would be nice if there were one standard for the world. 

Here is the website to the monastery (bells begin ringing as soon as you get there) http://carmelitesnottinghill.org.uk/

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