No Greater Love
No Greater Love (2009)

View the pace of life at the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Notting Hill, home to a cloistered order of Carmelite nuns.

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Rated: PG
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DVD 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

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 (UK)

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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