This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
A Zen Buddhist community have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity to practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.
Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life. As the seasons come and go, the monastics' pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh's early journals.
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, whose voice is another ingredient to the stillness of the project, delivering the endless poetry with his baritone voice, extremely mindful of delicacy and warmth. A unique documentary spectacle that explores the power of silence and clarity. (Some subtitles)