Golden kingdom

Golden kingdom

DVD - 2017 | Burmese
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When four young monks are left alone at their remote monastery in Myanmar, magical occurrences become common.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2017]
Branch Call Number: FIC Golde
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 20, 2017

Couldn't get through it...I found it quite boring .... didn't see where it was going to get any better when I was half way through the movie...

Jul 27, 2017

The most obvious way to think of this is as an opportunity for a meditative experience. We will be focusing eventually on the eldest of four young boys, Burmese monks, as he assumes responsibility as leader after their teacher has been called away. The contexts include the temple, the garb, Buddhist theology (so to speak) and practices. The background includes the natural world, and the invading reality of war. There is some repetition, clearly intentional. The creator is to some degree an outsider; perhaps that is beneficial in offering us a pathway to understanding. I sensed the timelessness of the struggle. Maybe there is a connection to the Christian notion of being in the world but not of it.

Apr 29, 2017

This film is mesmerizing. The ending is a little weird, but it is definitely worth watching. The scenery is beautiful and it is a nice story too.

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