Today The BFI London Film Festival announced that our film Walk With Me has been selected to play at the Festival on 13th and 15th October.
This is our next major film festival since we played at SXSW Film Festival in March 2017.
The film has already been tipped by Spectator Life as the top 10 must see film: https://life.spectator.co.uk/2017/08/london-film-f...
“If you want to see something uplifting… Immerse yourself in Marc J Francis and Max Pugh’s documentary, Walk With Me (October 13 and 15). The filmmakers have a reputation for making enlightening documentaries whatever the subject. Here, we follow Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh and his community with narration by Benedict Cumberbatch. It’ll be the closest thing to a warm bath with scented oils that LFF has to offer.”
London Film Festival selector, Laura Bonville says “Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.”
Huge congratulations to all the Walk With Me team, our directors Marc J Francis, Max Pugh, our crew and producers for all their support.
News of the UK release of Walk With Me in cinemas coming soon.
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