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Jennifer (2015)

Danino, Nina. 2015. Jennifer (2015). [Film/Video]

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Creators: Danino, Nina
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Jennifer 2015
UK-Gibraltar 4K, colour 72 mins
Supervising Cinematographer and Interviews Time Sidell
Camera Inside the monastery; Alejandro Roman
Editor: Elisa Cepedal
Sound Design: Joakim Sundström
Director/Producer : Nina Danino
Financial Assistance : Gibraltar Government.
2015 Jennifer Premiere 41 Edicion Festival del Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva (Sección Puerta Europa) 2015

Jennifer is an enclosed Carmelite nun. Within the monastery, the cloistered community live out an ideal of work and prayer following the Discalced Carmelite Rule.

This film centres on Jennifer and takes us through the chores and rituals of daily life. In two interviews she talks about what brings her to this way of life.

The interior of the monastery itself becomes a presence; its rooms enfold the reverberations of this total world. But there are porous boundaries between the monastery and its surroundings through sound and light and the comings and goings of the world outside at the turnstile door.

The film gives us a rare access into enclosed life in a contemporary women's community through one individual woman's experience.

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Copyright Holders: Nina Danino
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72 minsDuration
Item ID: 20930
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 11:40
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 10:52


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