Join monastics from Plum Village for a special mindfulness event in Singapore, including the screening of “Walk With Me” - an intimate portrait of the Plum Village community of Zen master and Nobel Peace Price nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates extracts from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, which frame a contemplative journey. Come, pause, breathe, and experience what mindfulness is.
A couple of notes before you proceed:
- You may choose to attend either Friday or Saturday event.
- The film is rated NC16 (no children under 16).
- Cancellation requests are regrettably not accepted.
- Admission Pass is issued immediately upon successful registration and is required for event check-in.
- Seating arrangement: first come, first served.
"The film is an invitation for people to experience what mindfulness is. It follows the seasons of the Plum Village community and portrays monks and nuns who devote their whole lives to the art of mindful living. The directors have shot the film in a way that while you’re watching it you connect with something inside of you, this peace, this calm. The atmosphere of the movie theatre is transformed into that of a meditation hall."
Brother Pháp Hữu, Plum Village, France
"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."
Laure Bonville, London Film Festival
"It’s a relief, and a palate cleanser, to watch a documentary concerned with quietness, stillness and contemplation" - The Guardian
“Benedict Cumberbatch lent his considerable vocal prowess to the narration of “Walk With Me,” which provides a peek into the life of Zen master Thich Nhát Hanh at his secluded Plum Village monastery outside France's Bordeaux region. The film, which had its Los Angeles premiere in early September, is directed by Marc J. Francis and Max Pugh. The scenery is sublime, the messages uplifting and just the act of watching it will make you want to slow down.” - LA Times
"Cooling to the mind and soothing to the spirit" - The New York Times