Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?

Bodhi Dharma Website
Film info

Director: Bae Yong-kyoon
Cast: Lee Pan-Yong, Sin Won-sop, Hwang Hae-jin, Go Su-Myeong
Cert U, 175mins, 1989

Bae Yong-kyoon devoted years to the making of this remarkable film. He produced, directed, lighted, photographed and edited it: he, did at least, have some help with the haunting soundtrack. The sheer visual beauty and mystery of the mountain setting, creatures – a jay, a young cow – who seem to attend the little boy, water rushing over uncannily smooth river rocks: all this suggests a kind of animated mandara meant to take us into deeper contact with life and death, being and non-being.

This screening will be introduced by Mehelli Modi. Mehelli Modi is a Founder of Second Run, a UK-based distributor of classic and contemporary feature films and documentaries from around world.

KCCUK, 11 Nov 2019 7:00 pm

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