Walk With Me

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With unprecedented access, "Walk With Me" goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who practice the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Filmed over three years in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Max Pugh

Marc J. Francis



Directors: Max Pugh, Marc J. Francis
Executive Producer: Nick Francis
Producer: Max Pugh, Marc J. Francis
Sound Designer: Anna Bertmark
Music: Germaine Franco
Principal Cast: Thich Nhat Hanh
Additional Credits: Narrator: Benedict Cumberbatch


Public Film Contact
Lucie Braverman
WestEnd Films
Publicity Contact
David Magdael
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Year: 2016
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 94 mins