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Monks Keep Rolling in Film by Anna Wilding

Monks Keep Rolling in Film by Anna Wilding

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire - AsiaNet/ --

Anna Wilding Film selected with, Little Buddha, The Last Samurai and 2005 Oscar winner Crash for Buddhist Film Festival

The film BUDDHA WILD MONK IN THE HUT by Anna Wilding is opening on more screens. The small budget vibrant film screened for a week in cinema in Los Angeles in March garnering Critics Pick by LA Weekly Critic Marc Olsen who said, "GO! A Surprisingly Pleasant Trip," and Union Jack Newspaper saying, "Accomplished. Anna Wilding Captures Our Attention." The film is being re-released for 7 days opening on August 10 at the Laemmles Grande 4 Plex Cinema in Los Angeles and in New Zealand at the Academy Cinema. Talks with cinemas in Australia and further in USA are currently pending.

BUDDHA WILD MONK IN THE HUT is also one of six films selected alongside The Last Samurai (2003), Crash, I Heart Huckabees, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Little Buddha for the first ever Buddhist Film Festival in Calgary November 3-5 2006. Films were selected on artistic merit and thematic diversity.

The film which was directed, produced, written and narrated by Anna Wilding tells the simple and pure tale of monks on a missionary monastery. Despite limited access to large cameras and with the filmmaker facing constant days of rain, the film has been woven together in a complex and intelligent style that suits a Buddhist narrative and utilizes a combination of guerrilla, poetic, narrative feature and music video techniques. The film has consistently received good houses and praise for its colourful, engaging yet natural story telling by Anna Wilding and easy to understand distillation of the complex Buddhist beliefs. Wilding has been keeping a low profile recently while threats and attempts to sabotage made by internet stalkers are investigated.


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