Art & Design

Films at the Embassy of Japan

Zen

17November 2011, London


Zen

Directed by Banmei Takahashiⶶȼ / 2008 / 127 mins



Thursday, 17 November 2011, 18:30
Doors open at 18:00 No admittance after 19:00

 


Based on a historical novel of Tetsuo Otani (President of Komazawa University), which chronicled Zen monk Dogen’s achievements in spreading the Soto school of Zen Buddhism across Japan. Engaged solely in zazen, Dogen sacrifices himself to attaining a spiritual state of nothingness in this illuminating portrait set against the beauty of the four seasons.

Kabuki actor Kantaro Nakamura gives a commanding performance as Dogen, that encompasses Dogen’s life from his youth until his death.

 

This film contains some scenes of a violent or sexual nature.

 

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17 November 2011, 18:30
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
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