News at Tipitaka Network
Buddhist Monks Keep Rolling in New Feature Film by Anna Wilding
Yahoo! Finance, Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The film BUDDHA WILD: MONK IN THE HUT by Anna Wilding, produced by Carpe Diem Films, is opening on more screens. The small budget vibrant film screened for a week in cinema in Los Angeles in March garnering Critics Pick by LA Weekly Critic Marc Olsen who said, "GO! A Surprisingly Pleasant Trip," and Union Jack Newspaper saying, "Accomplished. Anna Wilding Captures Our Attention." The film is being re-released for 7 days opening on August 23 at the Laemmles Grande 4 Plex Cinema in Los Angeles and in New Zealand at the Academy Cinema. The film has just been acquired up by Gil Scrine Distribution for Australian and New Zealand territories. Talks with cinemas in USA and Europe are currently pending.
BUDDHA WILD: MONK IN THE HUT is one of six films selected alongside The Last Samurai (2003), Crash, I Heart Huckabees, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Little Buddha for the first ever Buddhist Film Festival in Calgary November 3-5 2006. Films were selected on artistic merit and thematic diversity.
The film which was directed, produced, written and narrated by Anna Wilding tells the simple and pure tale of Thai and Sir Lankan monks on a missionary monastery. Despite limited access to large cameras and with the filmmaker facing constant days of rain, the film has been woven together in a complex and intelligent style that suits a Buddhist narrative and utilizes a combination of guerrilla, poetic, narrative feature and music video techniques. The film has consistently received good houses and praise for its colourful, engaging yet natural story telling by Anna Wilding and easy to understand distillation of the complex Buddhist beliefs. Anna Wilding also narrates and presents the film. Wilding has been keeping a low profile recently while threats and attempts to sabotage made by internet stalkers are investigated.
Web site: http://www.carpediemfilms.net
Buddhist News Features:
Saturday, May 24, 2013 Vesak Extra!
Saturday, May 5, 2012 Vesak Extra!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Vesak Extra!
2,557th Birthday of Buddha celebrated in S. Korea
Lighted lotus lanterns celebrate Buddha’s birth, canal’s revival
Cedar Grove Buddhist Foundation celebrates Buddha and Mother's Day
Buddha’s birthday, a chance to learn
Reflecting on significant events in Lord Buddha’s life
An opera and a musical revive interest in Buddhism
Are Buddhist monks involved in Myanmar's violence?
Thailand wants to become the world’s Buddhist center
Shared history draws students from dragon land
South Korea is lit up with sea of lanterns as Seoul marks Buddha's birthday
Theravada Buddhism for Vietnam
Buddha's Birthday lantern parade
Wagner opera to revive language of Buddha
Pittsburgh Buddhist communities come to celebrate Vesak
Thai-Lao Buddhist festival brightens Layton
Monk chat in Chiang Mai
Catholic Church sends greetings to Buddhists for Feast of Vesakh
The Buddha's Eightfold Path: An advanced teaching
Buddhist leaders use technology to reach masses
Cambodia's trauma, rebirth reflected in Khmer sculptor's work
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa.
Buddha sāsana.m cira.m ti.t.thatu.