Monday, May 16, 2011

Little Buddha

Little Buddha (1993) directed by Bernado Bertolucci.

An ingenuity by Bernado Bertolucci, seeing how he managed to interweave the ancient tale of the Buddha and the modern lives of an American suburban kid and his exploration of this strange Eastern philosophy.

Many Buddhists I know are bored death by the film, having seen it umpteenth time and refused to have it screen again. Personally I find it the most entertaining and enriching Buddhist film ever produced, even if it's Hollywood. There was a time when I was searching desperately for this piece of DVD rarity and there was a time there was a sudden explosion on the shelves. It's back to the former again. Timely reminder this Vesak.

You are pure illusion, you do not exist. The earth is my witness.

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