No Greater Love
No Greater Love (2009)

In the midst of London's busy Notting Hill district sits an unusual oasis of calm and quiet, the Most Holy Trinity Monastery, which is home to an order of cloistered nuns. The nuns have taken vows to avoid contact with the outside world… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 19, 2010
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

No Greater Love knows what spirituality looks like but, pleasantly calming though it is, can't really take us inside.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Having spent a decade preparing the project, Whyte captures the humanity of the nuns, whether they are doing their chores, shopping online for groceries, playing ceilidh music or singing sublimely in the chapel.

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Xan Brooks
Guardian

Whyte is not here to pry or probe too deeply. He simply records the day-to-day routine of these cloistered inhabitants.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

The sisters' insights into a life of seclusion, contemplation and intercession are courageous and compelling, while the revelations about self-discovery, doubt and divine consolation are laudably frank and deeply moving.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Falls between the fly-on-the-wall probing of a Molly Dineen documentary and the more transcendental approach of Into Great Silence, Philip Gröning's portrait of the Grande Chartreuse monastery in the Swiss Alps.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The austerity can be wearing. At times you send up a prayer to Poulenc to come and set these Carmelites to music.

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