ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED. This acclaimed Zen comedy by award winning director Doris Dorrie is about two brothers searching for meaning in their lives. One of them decides a trip to a Zen monastery in Japan will further his steps toward enlightenment. His brother begs to go along because his wife has suddenly abandoned him. Having arrived in Tokyo, they struggled with the difficulties of being in a foreign country. They find even the smallest parts of everyday life difficult - getting taxis, ordering food, etc. By the time they get to the monastery, they have come a long way from their old life. Not that life is easy at the monastery but they are ready to change - to start the real struggle ahead of them.
Feature Film. 1 hour 48 minutes. German with English subtitles.
这部以禅为主题的喜剧，是著名导演桃丽丝·戴利(Doris Dorrie) 广受好评的作品。故事叙述寻找自己生命意义的两兄弟。其中一人觉得出发到日本的禅宗寺院可以让他进一步探讨生命的真谛。另一人因遭妻子突然离去，也乞求跟随。兄弟俩抵达了人生地不熟的东京后，开始他们一段挣扎的旅程。他们面对的困难包含日常生活中的小细节，如乘搭的士、点菜等。漫漫长路抵达寺院后，他们惊觉自已已在途中做好改变的准备，以豁然的心迎接寺院生活的考验。
ZEN. This full-length movie is about Dogen, a Japanese Zen master, born in Kyoto in the 13th century and founder of the Soto school of Zen. Dogen, well-known for his extensive writings on Zen, traveled to China as a young monk to find his true master. He soon found a monk who taught him that sitting meditation is the true path to enlightenment. Returning to Japan enlightened, Dogen risked his life to pioneer Zen Buddhism, which continues to inspire millions of Buddhists in Japan and globally. Making his film debut in an authentic performance of Dogen is Nakamura Kantaro, the 19th generation Kabuki actor. In Kantaro’s incarnation, Dogen’s calm presence exudes a commanding authority, born of his unshakable faith and dedication to his cause.
Feature Film. 2 hours. Japanese with English subtitles.
这部电影是关于一位在13世纪京都出生的日本禅师，也是曹洞宗（Soto）的创始人— 道元（ Dogen）。道元禅师撰写了许多以禅为主题的著作。年轻的时候，道元以僧人身份出发到中国去寻找宗师。不久，他寻得禅师并领悟禅坐证悟之道。 悟道后返日本，道元禅师全力开拓禅宗，并启发了日本和全球数百万的佛教徒。中村勘太郎（Nakamura Kantaro ）—19世纪歌舞伎演员，在其首部电影中扮演了道元禅师。中村真实呈现了道元禅师在其泰然的外表散发着一股庄严威信，奠定了他开拓禅宗不可动摇的信念和奉献。
UPPALAVANNA. Directed by Sunil Ariyaratne, Uppalavanna is about the Sri Lankan civil war in 1989. An insurgent came to a village to assassinate a student, and was wounded in the process. He then seeks refuge in the nunnery where Uppalavanna was staying. After debating whether to treat the assassin or surrender him to the police, Uppalavanna decides to treat him. Soon the police came looking for the assassin but he was later killed by the villagers. Learning that he received medication from the nunnery, the villagers refuse to offer alms to the nunnery. Accepting the guilt unto herself and establishing the innocence of the other nuns, Uppalavanna leaves the nunnery carrying only her alms-bowl, ending the film with a question mark over her fate.
Feature Film. 1 hour 20 minutes. Sinhala with English subtitles