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Walk With Me (2017)

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With unprecedented access, WALK WITH ME goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose - to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life. As the seasons come and go, the monastics' pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh's early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Critic Reviews for Walk With Me

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Sometimes dreamy but mostly dissatisfying, "Walk With Me" offers no clarity for the curious.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Becomes a moving examination of mortality and life choices.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Walk with Me makes for a unique documentary spectacle, especially as it explores the power of silence and clarity.

March 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Uneven but deeply felt.

March 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The film's great merit is that it shares the difficulty of reaching its goal: nothing more difficult than to endure one's own silences, like those of a documentary with images of individual and collective meditation. [Full review in Spanish]

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's possible that the 94 minutes spent watching Walk With Me may be a suspension of life and its wonders, but Pugh and Frances have made a documentary which is fascinating enough to be worth the risk.

April 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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