Mindwalk (1990)




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A fictionalized depiction of the ecological and holistic teachings of the philosopher Fritjof Capra filmed by his brother Bernt, Mindwalk consists almost entirely of the verbal interplay between its three archetypal characters, physicist Sonia (Liv Ullmann), conservative politician Jack (Sam Waterston), and poet Thomas (John Heard). The trio meet for the first time at Mont Saint Michel, a medieval French abbey. Each is suffering misgivings about pivotal life choices; Sonia questions the role of ethics in her work, Jack harbors fears over the government's attitude toward the environment, and Thomas' wariness over an increasingly conservative society has prompted a permanent move to France. The question haunting all three: What now?
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Franco London Films


Sam Waterston
as Jack Edwards
John Heard
as Thomas Harriman
Liv Ullmann
as Sonia Hoffman
Ione Skye
as Kit Hoffman

Critic Reviews for Mindwalk

All Critics (8)

A mind-tripping exploration of science, ecology, politics and spirituality.

Full Review… | July 12, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

As Saint Francis of Assisi reflects in ... La Chanson de Roland, Mont-Saint-Michel is a place of enquiry.

May 7, 2002
Senses of Cinema

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March 9, 2007

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January 25, 2006
Atlantic City Weekly

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April 11, 2005
Laramie Movie Scope

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July 8, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Audience Reviews for Mindwalk

I see what you did there, Mindwalk. You and your Charles Waterston and your classic Phillip Glass score and your that-guy-who-has-a-buzzed-haircut-and-constantly-strokes-his-well-trimmed-beard-and-whose-cynicism-makes-me-laugh guy. And I know you're old now, but you shoulda' kept the beard, Mr. Heard.


Super Reviewer

This movie is soo cerebral that you really have to sit back and just watch and listen. And if you do that, truly do that, then you will learn a multitude of things about, as dlp1965 said, physics, poetry, relationships... science, art and life.

Morpheus One
Morpheus One

It was OK. Interesting history and discussions that the dialogues bring it up. I thought like I was in a philosophy class during the whole movie. The discussion about the meaning of life was kind of broad.

Bruno Lot
Bruno Lot

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