Lovers of the Night

Lovers of the Night

This heartwarming, invigorating debut from Anna Frances Ewert transports us to a Cistercian monastery in the Irish countryside where seven ageing monks struggle to keep their devout community running. We watch as they pray, exercise, tend to cattle, tend to one another, and pray again. But more than anything, we listen as these wise, humble men reflect on their lives and their philosophies. Ewert's presence in the movie — as a compassionate interlocutor and as a hyper-attuned camera operator — elevates her project to the sublime.

Directed by Anne Frances Ewert - 56min - 2018 - Ireland/Germany

"supremely confident and achingly compassionate filmmaking" https://cinemafaith.com/articles/truefalse-film-festival-2018-day-2/

Lovers of the Night
  • Lovers of the Night

    Dir. Anne Frances Ewert - 2018 - Ireland/Germany

    This heartwarming, invigorating debut from Anna Frances Ewert transports us to a Cistercian monastery in the Irish countryside where seven ageing monks struggle to keep their devout community running. We watch as they pray, exercise, tend to cattl...