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.
- 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: https://vimeo.com/104389220 Read more »
- VARA: A Blessing
- Interview with Khyentse Norbu, director of the opening film Vara - A Blessing! Read more »