Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
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Release Date: Sep 23, 1989 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
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The title refers to a Zen riddle for which there is no answer. Noted painter Bae Yong-kyun spent several years devoted to carefully and lovingly creating this challenging, meditative and exquisitely photographed film. A young man aspires to the priestly life and so travels to a remote mountain hermitage to study under an aged Zen Master whose corporeal days are numbered. The master lives alone there with a small orphan boy. As the days slowly pass, the master occasionally shares his wisdom with
Sep 23, 1989 Wide
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I occasionally found myself lost in thought and found the film an overall worthwhile experience.
... amazingly beautiful, as every frame puts you in mind of a painting by Rousseau or Joseph Turner.
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