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WALK WITH ME

by Marc Francis, Max Pugh

synopsis

With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and 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.

international title: Walk with Me
original title: Walk with Me
country: France, United Kingdom, United States
sales agent: WestEnd Films
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Marc Francis, Max Pugh
film run: 94'
release date: FR 13/06/2018
cinematography by: Marc Francis
film editing: Marc Francis, Nicolas Chaudeurge, Alan Mackay
producer: Marc Francis, Max Pugh
production: Speakit Films
distributor: Karma Films, L'Atelier Distribution