West London Buddhist Centre

Film Club: As it is in Heaven

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

  • Sat Jul 20th 2019
  • 6:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
  • Booking not required
  • No charge, suggested donation £8

WLBC’s Film Club shows great 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, Abhayadevi introduces As it is in Heaven, a 2004 Swedish film directed by Kay Pollak and starring Michael Nyqvist and Frida Hallgren, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Hollywood 77th Academy Awards.

Abhayadevi writes:  “I chose this film because it I love the way it illustrates the transformative power of making music together. The main character Daniel is an internationally acclaimed conductor who after suffering a heart attack, returns to the village of his childhood in the far north. Initially it seems he wants to be a recluse, but is persuaded to go along and help with the village choir. Gradually all of the personal problems of the choir members are revealed, and healing begins.”


The Centre will be CLOSED on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August for the Bank Holiday and Notting Hill Carnival. There will be no classes and events on these days. We will re-open on Tuesday 27 August.