‘Silence’ is golden for Diaphana

Pic won World Cinema Special Jury Prize at Sundance

French distrib Diaphana has picked up Philip Groening’s Sundance winner “Into Great Silence.”

The all-rights deal follows a number of sales throughout Europe for the documentary about monks living in the Great Charterhouse, mother abbey of the Carthusian order, in the French Alps.

Munich-based Bavaria Film Intl. has sold the pic in major European territories including Spain (Karma Films), Italy (Metacinema) and Benelux (Cinemien).

Pic, which won the World Cinema Special Jury Prize last week at the Sundance Film Festival, was produced by Groening, Bavaria Film, Ventura Film, Cine Plus, TSI-Televisione Svizzera, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ZDF/Arte and X Verleih, with support of regional subsidy Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen and the German Federal Film Board.

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