BFFE 2014: Bardo of Transformation

The 9th edition of the BFFE, the Buddhist Film Festival Europe, opens Friday October 3rd in EYE for a full weekend of films from Tibet, Burma, Thailand, Nepal, Taiwan, the US and the Netherlands. The theme this year is Bardo of Transformation. Bardo is a concept from Tibetan Buddhism meaning transition or ‘in-between’.

The festival opens with Vara: A Blessing, the new feature film from the award-winning Bhutanese director Khyentse Norbu, about a young dancer in rural India, and closes with the first feature film from the visionary documentary maker Marjoleine Boonstra: Kurai Kurai – Tales on the Wind. Further ode’s to the wind come in the form of experimental shorts from Ellen Zweig and Joris Iven’s last film: Het verhaal van de wind.

Also screening: Bringing Tibet Home, Daughters of Dolma, Femme, Little Tibet 2, Monk with a Camera, American Rinpoche, Zen & the Art of Peacemaking, Golden Land of Myanmar, A Sense of Urgency, Modern Monks, and a Thai youth drama, Three Marks of Existence.

Tickets go on sale from September 12.


A Sense of Urgency
Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax Read more »
Little Tibet 2
A sequel to Little Tibet, shown at BFFE 2012. Read more »
Golden Land of Myanmar
The majestic depths of an ancient Buddhist land. Read more »
Trailer Kurai, Kurai - Tales on the Wind
Click here to watch the trailer of Marjolein Boonstra's feature film, Kurai, Kurai - Tales on the Wind: Read more »
VARA: A Blessing
Interview with Khyentse Norbu, director of the opening film Vara - A Blessing! Read more »
Waking Buddha
Live interactive session with the BFFE-audience Read more »
Kurai Kurai Tales on the wind
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