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Thich Nhat Hanh Documentary to Open in Vietnam Theaters This March

The documentary about the life and work of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh will open in his home country in March.

According to Thanh Nien, the Thich Nhat Hanh documentary, titled Walk With Me (or Buoc Chan An Lac in Vietnamese), premiered on February 23 in Saigon. The feature will open nationwide on March 2 in select cinemas all over the country. At the time of writing, the movie is only listed on the website of BHD Cineplex.

Walk With Me is the brainchild of Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis, who spent three years observing Hanh and his followers both inside their France-based monastery, Plum Village, and during trips he took abroad to impart his teachings.

The movie had its international premiere at SXSW last March. However, it only opened in theaters worldwide in September to generally positive reception. Throatily narrated by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk With Me was praised for its nuanced portrayal of Hanh’s philosophy and daily life, but also received criticisms over a confusing lack of structure and background information.

Have a look at the documentary’s trailer below:

[Video via YouTube channel WestEndFilmsUK]


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