West London Buddhist Centre

Film Club: Tous le Matins du Monde

Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event, Sangha Events

  • Sat Sep 22nd 2018
  • 6:00 pm
  • 9:30 pm
  • Booking not required
  • No charge, suggested donation £8

WLBC’s Film Club shows top notch films that have a connection (direct or oblique) to Buddhist teachings, selected and introduced by people from the WLBC sangha (community) and often accompanied by food, drink or music related to the film. Join us to enjoy and discuss the film, and to hang out.

This month, Anna Basaldu introduces Tous le Matins du Monde.  Anna Basaldua, herself a musician as well as a teacher, writes: ‘I see many similarities between the life of a Buddhist monk and the main character in this film, the composer Saint Colombe. It’s a very spiritual and profound film, which made a great impact on me and others in 1991 when it was made. It’s very difficult to convey in a film what the life of a musician really looks like: the solitude of a musician living in his own world, in a hut, with his musical instrument, a viola da gamba…. It’s poetry at its best, simply mind blowing. The actors are excellent, the photography is magnificent and the use of language is very impressive. I wonder how the film director can know so much about music without being a musician? The music is played by Jordi Savall on the viola de gamba and it’s fabulous.’

Anna Basaldu