Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

Walk With Me film still

19 Nov 6:30 pm: Walk With Me + Q&A

Director: Marc J Francis and Max Pugh

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With so much of the stresses and seemingly relentless nature of modern life regularly reflected back to us on the big screen, Marc J Francis and Max Pugh’s Walk With Me comes as a welcome and purposefully constructed respite from our daily lives. The co-directors, whose various producing, directing and writing credits include Black Gold (2006) and The Road to Freedom Peak (2013), take us on a reflective journey in the footsteps of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in this wonderfully ruminative documentary.

Hanh is a leading proponent of mindfulness, and the filmmakers have been granted rare access to the secluded Plum Village monastery in the South of France where Hanh and his fellow monks and nuns peacefully reside. Narrated in calm, meditative tones by Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk With Me follows the daily rituals of the monks and nuns on their search for a sense of presence in the now while gently questioning our own obsessions with material objects and the endless pursuit of happiness.

We are pleased to welcome director Marc J. Francis for a Q&A after the screening.

Starring: Thich Nhat Hanh, Benedict Cumberbatch

Produced in: UK

Running time:  88 mins

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