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A new review of THE WAY OUT, for your reading pleasure ๐Ÿ™
Forwarded from Handful of Leaves

The journeys of two young men searching for answers converge at Plum Village. It offers light in a world where we see escape as the only means to happiness.

Will they find eventual peace?

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Your safety matters to us. If you have bought tickets to our in-cinema screenings, please take note of these safety measures. We look forward to seeing you this weekend at Shaw!

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Some screenings this weekend are sold out. Get your tix now if you have not!
We hope you are enjoying the film selection thus far! If you have questions for the filmmakers, please join us for these live dialogues from Wed onwards. Dialogues are on Zoom and open to all.

๐Ÿ—“ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ:

๐Ÿ”…Pro Tip: Add all 7 dialogues to your calendar using this link.
Due to differences in timezone, some of our directors were unable to join us for live dialogues on Zoom. We have pre-recorded dialogues with them instead, to offer you more insights into how they conceptualised their films.

โ–ถ๏ธ Watch on THISBFF YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications when new dialogues are uploaded. Enjoy and we look forward to your comments!
If youโ€™ve enjoyed MY SOUL DRIFTS LIGHT UPON A SEA OF TREES, do join us for the live dialogue with Heinrich Dahms, the director, tomorrow 29 Sep at 7pm (SGT).

Born in South Africa in 1954, Heinrich studied psychology, philosophy and film and developed an interest in Oriental spirituality during his university years thatโ€™s still expressed today in the daily practice of Zen meditation and Tai Chi Chuan.

Heโ€™s interested in contemporary socio-political trends, especially when it comes to the psychological impact of social developments on the individual psyche: What makes an individual withdraw from society and what kind of existential despair drives a person to take his own life?

Heinrich believes that a well-developed human spirit can help people overcome a great deal of hardship and despair in finding personal meaning in life. All of this is represented in the inspiring character of the Buddhist priest, Ittetsu Nemoto, the subject of his film.
LIVE DIALOGUES โ€“ change in Zoom link

Due to a technical glitch, some of you were not able to join the live dialogue last night with Heinrich Dahms. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Moving forward we will be using this Zoom link for all dialogues:
Meeting ID: 838 2001 6042
Passcode: 761719

If you have added the dialogues to your calendar, please remember to use the link above to join. We look forward to seeing you tonight at 7pm and 8pm!
Some of our final screenings at Shaw Lido this weekend are selling fast! Get your tix now before they're sold out:
It's a busy weekend ahead for us with 3 Zoom dialogues and 8 screenings at Shaw! If you've enjoyed the following films, do join us from 9am onwards for the dialogues today:

๐Ÿ”น10AM Jaap Verhoeven - GURU IN DISGRACE

Join using this Zoom link at the stated timings:
A gentle reminder that THISBFF online streaming ends this Friday, 11.59pm.

Remember to watch the films before that! If you don't have the pass, you can still buy it now:

Please note that only patrons in Singapore and Malaysia can access the online films.
Book Pairings

Our official bookshop, Evergreen Buddhist Culture, has specially curated book pairings for all the films shown this year.

We trust these books by eminent authors will bring you fresh perspectives and deeper insights on the topics explored in the films. Check them out:
We have uploaded all 14 dialogues with the director on our YouTube channel! Catch the dialogues for interesting snippets and stories from behind the scenes: